Born in 1959 of artistic parents, Gordon was surrounded by paintings, music and dance from birth. At the age of 11 he began his formal training. His teachers included his mother and father as well as other noted artists from their circle of friends. He continued his studies at the university level and in 1987 he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honor standing from the Massachusetts College of Art. Since graduation Gordon has been pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York.
For Gordon, painting is a process in which the artist can interact with color and light. The striking juxtapositions of hues which result in a now shimmering, now subdued and often dazzling sense of light is one of the characteristics of his work.. Finding the traditional brush insufficient in expressing the vitality of his images, Gordon has painted exclusively with palette knives for the past few years. As a result, his work possesses an expressively opulent surface texture; the viewers are tempted to touch the dabs of paint on the canvas. These tangible facets contribute to the visual excitement created by the artist, playing with yet another light source -- the light coming from the environment where the painting hangs.
Gordon has had many shows and his work is widely collected by colleges, universities, major banks, hotels and private collectors. “Tilting at Windmills” is pleased to add the works of Gordon to our collection of quality collectable artists.