His work has been influenced by the places he has lived and worked in throughout Europe, and latterly in the US and Morocco. He is also drawn to the new visions and imagery being opened up by science and technology, at both the macro and micro levels.
His most recent works, painted directly onto aluminium now forms the centrepiece of his creative experience. Gordon also relishes working on a large scale, where the sheer physicality in producing some of his larger pieces represents further sets of challenges. Gordon uses aluminium because of its contemporary nature and the natural fit with contemporary living and work spaces. It is also a highly versatile surface to paint on, enabling the paint to be moved around the surface in ways not possible with traditional painting methods. He uses his own blend of paints, including industrial oil based paints that respond and interact as they settle on the aluminium surface.
Painting on aluminium also lends itself very readily to upscaling of works, and for very large pieces, uses a unique ‘modular’ approach and hanging system. This means that his larger works can access any location (the New York elevator test!) and be assembled in-situ. His hanging system also creates a floating effect to add to the contemporary feel.