Jordy Buckles’s Early Career and Influences
Born in Edmonton in 1979, Jordy acquired his Trade Qualification (TQ) in sheet metal fabrication from the BC Institute of Technology in 2008. In 2001, he attended Emily Carr University of Art and Design and, in 1998, attended Liberal Arts courses at Vancouver Island University. He gained significant studio technician experience working with various Canadian artists before opening his own studio in 2008. Since, Jordy has made his stamp on modern sculpture, boldly experimenting with steel, aluminium, copper, and bronze.
Jordy's abstract expressionist installations are highly accurate, standing out for their intricate, technical detail. The artist explores shape and line in his triangulated series, using position, scale, and direction to play with ideas of outward growth. In contrast, his body of work Eternity Lines is more organic. Experimenting with airier, twirling aesthetics, the artist creates elegant structures with no clear beginning or end.
Jordy has previously accepted commissions to develop artworks in Hong Kong, London, and across the United States of America and Canada.