Jon’s work, which has been described as “skirting the line between cynicism and hope,” follows the exploits of an alter ego – The Superior Model – who is part cartographer, stranger, poet, and clown. Through interactions with his alter ego, Jon seeks to find understanding in his own humanity while revisiting significant moments and memories throughout his life. The resulting body of work, which encompasses both two-dimensional prints and live performance, offers a narrative that takes place in multiple realities, embraces the absurd, and exists in a bittersweet reverie.
About the Artist
Jon Irving is an emerging Brooklyn-based artist focusing in printmaking and performance art. After receiving his BFA from the University of Delaware, and an MFA at the State University of New York at New Paltz, Jon has exhibited his work globally in New York City, Philadelphia, Chicago, Miami, Detroit, Seattle, Milwaukee, as well as in France, Japan, Portugal and Nicaragua.