About

Prepare to embark on a mesmerising journey through the rich tapestry of Papua New Guinea's cultural heritage as you enter the world of Grim Jordan. Drawing inspiration from the oral traditions passed down through generations, Grim Jordan fearlessly delves into the narratives shared by his mother and grandmother. He skilfully intertwines these tales with his own artistic vision, meticulously crafting statement pieces that reflect the resilience, struggles, and profound beauty of Papua New Guinea.

Grim Jordan's artistic journey began in the solace of his childhood sanctuary, tracing images from storybooks onto louver blades in the fading light of the day. However, it was his relocation to the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia in 2012 that marked a turning point in his artistic evolution. It was there that his work started gaining recognition and popularity among his peers, setting the stage for a remarkable artistic career.

Motivated by a profound desire to create a positive impact, Grim Jordan generously donates his artworks to various charitable organizations. His support extends to crucial causes, including the A21 Campaign's fight against modern slavery and sex trafficking. Additionally, he actively participates in local nonprofit initiatives, exemplified by his donation of an original artwork for auction to aid the PNG Gulf Association of Queensland. Through these contributions, Grim Jordan steadfastly demonstrates his commitment to driving social change through the transformative power of art.

In addition to his philanthropic endeavors, Grim Jordan has collaborated with private individuals and businesses across Australia, Papua New Guinea, and the United States, creating bespoke commissioned works that capture the essence of his clients' visions. Notably, his artistic prowess caught the attention of the Hilton Hotel in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, resulting in a prestigious commission to adorn their newly constructed hotel with a series of captivating artworks.

Grim Jordan's talent and dedication have garnered recognition and acclaim beyond the artistic sphere. His thought- provoking creations have been featured in the Air Niugini in-flight magazine, shedding light on the advocacy embedded within his art.

His work has also caught the attention of esteemed organisations such as PwC and the Bank of Papua New Guinea, where a commissioned artwork was printed onto the 50 Kina Bank Note for the banks 50 Years Anniversary, further solidifying his position as a captivating artist on the global stage.

Through the masterful interplay of lines, patterns, and storytelling, Grim Jordan invites viewers to confront the depth and complexity of Papua New Guinea's heritage. With unyielding passion and an unapologetic pursuit of truth, he channels the spirit of his ancestors, leaving an indelible mark on the art world and inspiring others to embrace their own cultural legacies.

Art has been more than a creative endeavor—it's his passion and a form of escapism. Despite not having a formal fine arts background, his commitment to artistic expression is evident. Grim Jordan holds a Bachelor's in International Business, a second Bachelor's in Electronic Media, and recently graduated with a Master's in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from the University of Queensland in July 2023. His journey into the realm of art is a testament to the diverse influences that shape his creative vision.

Jordan has already achieved success with two notable exhibitions—one in Sydney in February of 2023, where he was a featured artist on display, and another in Brisbane in June 2023, which proved to be a sold-out art exhibition. These exhibitions have not only showcased his talent but have also set the foundation for more upcoming displays in Australia and a planned exhibition in Papua New Guinea in the near future.

Get ready to be captivated, enlightened, and moved as you explore the profound creations of Grim Jordan, an artist who fearlessly illuminates the hidden tales of Papua New Guinea through his mesmerising artwork.