Through solo and collaborative practices, Jordan Azcune explores notions of utopia, the ineffable, and larger ideas of optimism. Raised as a Jehovahs's Witness and growing up queer, his approach to art making begins with a fluency in biblical theology and uses related visual cues of the 20th century to reconsider histories which map the conflicting intersection of emotion, spirituality, and monumentality. These references are translated by using ancient and contemporary techniques to reveal a fragile state of observance and communion with reality.
Azcune lives and works in South East Queensland. In 2016 he completed Honours in Fine Art at Queensland University of Technology and has since completed a mentorship in Public Art with Lincoln Austin and is apprenticing with theologian and iconographer Leonard Brown on Byzantine Gold work . Azcune’s work has been exhibited across Brisbane, the Gold Coast regional Queensland and Nationally.
Currently Azcune is exhibiting as a part of Asia Pacific Architecture forum with HASSELL Architects Brisbane Studio 14th- 28th of March.
MIAMI/MIAMI THE WALLS, Gold Coast (Forthcoming)
A Modest Creation About Ambition, HASSELL Architects Brisbane studio 14th March - 28th March 2019 (Forthcoming)
Open Studio THE WALLS 20th January 2019
Raw Prawn Cut Thumb ARI 29th January 2016
TAH Gallery, Cleveland 17th July 2013
TAH Gallery, Cleveland 30th November 2012
PRIZE NO PRIZE 2018. THE WALLS Miami 1st December 2018
Toowoomba Emerging Art Prize. Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery 9th September - 10th October 2018
Swell Sculpture Festival 2017 Pacific Parade, Currumbin, 8th-17th September 2017
Hatched: National Graduate Show 2017 Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, 6th May - 18th June 2017
Brisbane Street Art Festival (BSAF) 11th January - 3rd February 2017
2016 QUT Graduate Exhibition, 14th – 21st November 2016
Redlands City Art Gallery,11th September – 5th October 2016
Spring Break Frank Moran Memorial Hall, 20th -30th September 2016
In Residence: Shift 2 In Residence ARI, 3rd June 2016
KUNSTBUNKER_01 [JANUS] KunstBunker, 7th May 2016
Excerpts: 2015 BFA (Visual Arts) Showcase Exhibition QUT the Block, 3rd- 6th November 2015
SEND HELP | QUT Graduate Exhibition QUT Art Studios, 3rd – 5th November 2015
R U srs? QUT Creative Industries Precinct, 10th – 23rd August 2015
R U srs? QUT Creative Industries Precinct (Collaborative work), 10th – 23rd August 2015
Lost Movements X The Foundry Brisbane, 22nd August 2015
Connections Between (Post Datum) QUT Art Studios,12th October 2014
The Artcrowd launching night RPAC, 25 August 2014
Creative Generation Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), 10th May – 11th August 2013
Creative Generation Griffith Art Gallery (Gold Coast), 13th October 2012
Awards and Prizes
Toowoomba Emerging Art Prize Award 2018
Hild Chenhall Painting Scholarship 2016
2019 MIAMI/MIAMI Through THE WALLS (Gold Coast), exchange in Miami FL to research late Art Deco architecture and design in relation to queer culture.
Photo by Yaseera Moosa 2019