Thursday, May 22, 2008

A.R. {Josh Keyes}

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Josh Keyes is a painter and sculptor from Northern California. His work has been shown throughout the United States. He was born in 1969 on August 17. He received a Bachelor's degree from The Art Institute of Chicago, as well as a Master's degree in Printmaking from Yale University. His technique is mostly done in mixed media with a focus of photorealism. He went through several phases of painting techniques during his school years. For example, he studied numerous techniques such as the use of dramatic lighting, chariscuro works etc. He is inspired by artists such as Cezanne, textbook illustrations, Minimalism, and Cubism.

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Josh definitely challenges himself with these interesting three-dimensional pieces. The use of perspective is very aquarium like. I enjoy his conceptual pieces with the security camera. I wonder how long it takes him to fully render out these works? I can also see where he draws inspiration from the scientific text book illustrations. Overall very nice work and use of color too.

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