Over the past year we have been working on turning Jordy Kerwick's 'HYDRA' into real life, a sculpture inspired by the original painting shown below. After the much sought-after release of the first 15 pieces of the HYDRA in November 2021 we are now very happy to finally present the second and final drop of 30 more HYDRA sculptures. Jordy Kerwick has visited us at our art lab in Berlin to complete the finishing touches and the edition will be released on Fri, 13th of May 2022 (products will be added to the shop then).
"The meaning of the double headed cobra has really evolved over time for me. Initially it started as an exercise of expedience in making a cobra with two heads to appease both of my sons, Milo and Sonny. But as time has gone by and I get older, they have become, to me, more of a symbol of youth and fight. Making things that are kinda “rock n roll” helps me to stay young at heart and head, but I also see resilience and determination in the Hydra. I’m a bizarre way, it’s a hopeful symbol to me." - Jordy Kerwick
Jordan Kerwick’s gritty, thickly impastoed paintings range from haunting figurative portraits and Cubist-inflected still lifes to more abstract, gestural works in the vein of Franz Kline or Cy Twombly. The self-taught Australian artist, now based in France, began painting in 2016—more or less on a whim, he says. Kerwick quickly found himself at the center of international success: He has shown at galleries in Melbourne, London, New York, Tokyo, and Paris. Kerwick’s disparate practice embraces a range of materials including enamel, acrylic, oil, house paint, airbrush, graphite, and charcoal. The artists’ inspirations include art historical still lifes, his family, literature, music, and the city of Los Angeles.
Original work of 'Hydra'