Monday April 23rd 2018


Painter Jordy Kerwick is an Australian artist who has captured the attention of art dealers, collectors & curators across the world.

Jordy Kerwick in the studio, image courtesy Ruby Castagnet

In the last two years, Jordy Kerwick has exhibited in New York, San Francisco, Connecticut, London, Paris, Copenhagen, Cologne, Hamburg, Brisbane and his hometown of Melbourne.

Piermarq is excited to feature Kerwick’s still life work in our upcoming exhibition The Radical Familiar, to be followed by his first Sydney solo show in November 2018, presenting his abstract works.

At first glance one can easily understand why his paintings are in such hot demand. His intuitive and enticingly tactile mark making and bold use of colour create an emotion and vibrancy. Whether his intimate, angulated still life paintings or his abstract expressions of raw oil on expansive canvas, his work seeks a place in the viewers heart, he is a seriously talented painter first and foremost.

Jordy Kerwick’s studio, image courtesy Ruby Castagnet

Projecting him onto the global stage, Jordy considers Instagram as the key driver to his early success. In two short years he has grown a substantial following – and it’s growing daily. From the phone in his pocket, Jordy presents his view of the world in painting to where people’s attention is – in the palm of their hand. Distributing images of his work and showing his process daily, Jordy has won the attention and hearts of collectors globally, fast tracking his representation with international dealers and galleries, propelling Kerwick’s early career beyond that of artists with longer exhibiting histories.
In the next 12 months, he also has exhibitions slated for New York, Paris and Copenhagen. As Kerwick’s career continues to sky-rocket, it is safe to say that he is an artist to collect!

Listen to Jordy Kerwick’s episode of Talking with Painters and learn more about his inspirations, influences and the role Instagram has played in making him one of Australia’s most exciting contemporary artists!


The Radical Familiar reinvigorates the traditions of still life and interior portrait with a fresh, dreamy and intimate collection of works by five contemporary artists: Anna May Henry, Jordy Kerwick, Eytan Messiah, Shanti Shea-An & Thomas John Whelan.

Exhibition Dates: 16 – 26 May 2018
Opening: Wednesday 16 May 2018, 6 – 8pm RSVP

STAY TUNED as we introduce you to the other talented artists featured in The Radical Familiar in the lead up to opening night!

Feel free to contact us on (02) 9660 7799 or [email protected] if you are interested in seeing all available work by Jordy Kerwick.

Piermarq Art
Jordy Kerwick, Johnny #1 (2018), Acrylic, charcoal and enamel on canvas, 60 x 50cm, image courtesy Ruby Castagnet
Piermarq Art
Jordy Kerwick, Black Beauty (2018), Oil, acrylic, enamel and charcoal on Italian linen, 70 x 60cm, image courtesy Ruby Castagnet
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