Jeffrey Odiorne is a painter coming from a decades-long pursuit of ideas in the highly competitive creative atmosphere of New York City’s advertising world.
The way of seeing that promoted unusual visual juxtapositions in his compositions and designs, is the lineage he now uses to arrive at unexpected results in his art. Lyrical, symbolic and full of joyous color, his paintings operate somewhere between meaning and feeling, and what you’ve seen before or didn’t know you had.
A rigorous production process, often involving pouring and scraping paint to obscure what was once precious, underscores the ultimate quest for Odiorne’s paintings: to hit rock bottom in order to come to the one statement that needed to surface.
Not limited to any particular areas of exploration and invention, he is as interested in the abstract gritty textures of the city as he is in the rhythms and calming beauty of nature. Additionally, influences from his work as a Graphic Designer effect the aesthetics of his works on paper, as in the hard edge graphic "Sunsets", as well as the colors and shapes of the paintings in the "Miami" series.