Christopher Paul Jordan

Head shot of SODO Track artist Christopher Paul Jordan.

Christopher Paul Jordan, a Tacoma-based artist, interrogates critical social issues through paintings and sculptures that integrate the virtual and the physical.


For SODO Track, and as part of his #COLORED2017 initiative showcasing the work of black artists from the US and Caribbean, Chris painted an inverted-color image of a high jumper. The jumper is frozen above the bar in the moment between rising and falling, past and future. Viewed through the inverted-color camera of a smartphone, the figure of the jumper—which was painted in hues of blue and white—emerges as black, inciting consideration of what inverted color implies.