We had the good fortune of connecting with Rodney Jordan Jr and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Rodney, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
I have always loved to draw. Growing up i would build and create things that’s where my creativity came from. My Grandad’s build things one was an engineer and the other was a carpenter. So i was always around creative people. Also my aunt is an amazing artist. So seeing them be creative in their everyday life. I believe that can make art my career.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I give a look into my mind and how mind breaks down things. Lately I’ve been focusing on characters. I’m most proud of my growth as an artist the evolution of my art. Right now I have three commissions and most of my work comes from where the mouth or Instagram or Facebook. It wasn’t easy getting to this stage but its more about persistence than it is anyting. You cant really give up on your dreams if you don’t give yourself any other choice. Always get a deposit before you start a piece half of front. The other half at the end when the piece is completed. And everything grows at its own pace so don’t get caught up with followers and things like that on social media. Just working you’ll get what you work for. That I’m just a young black man from Dallas Texas make an amazing art.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I will take them to the Dallas Museum of Art. I would also take them to the Nasher. We would go to Deep Ellum for food and amazing art environment. We’ll go to Fuel City also go to El Fenix
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My family and friends always supported me throughout my career. I would like to thank my professors at Mountain View College they gave me some my first opportunities to have my art on show. To see what it felt like and just interact with other artists and have critiques and things of that nature.
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