Josh Keyes (USA)
Sleeping V. Acrylic on panel, 24”x18” (2008)
Descent. Acrylic on panel, 24”x20” (2011)
Above and Below I. Acrylic on panel, 40”x30” (2012)
Josh Keyes’ style is reminiscent of the diagrammatic vocabulary found in scientific textbook illustrations that often express through a detached and clinical viewpoint an empirical representation of the natural world. Assembled into this virtual stage set are references to contemporary events along with images and themes from his personal mythology. Josh Keyes’ work is a hybrid of eco-surrealism and dystopian folktales that express a concern for our time and the Earth’s future.