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 architecture. These references are translated by using ancient and contemporary techniques to reveal a fragile state of observance and communion with experience.
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.