I never had a one-man retrospective before and I thought it would be great to document some of my best work plus some other goodies from the past 20 years.
More than just a portfolio book, I have included some rare stuff and chronologically organize the art in categories and year created. I want to show the development and growth of different subject matters, such as landscapes, still-lifes, portraits, illustrations and even murals. Palettes, interests, perspectives have evolved while certain techniques and styles are defined from the beginning. I even include a drawing I did in nursery school. It's really up to the viewer to become the ultimate critic, and I respect that.
I have always painted for myself and the public, not for the status quo. I wanted to make an art book that was nostalgic and fun with heart and want the viewer to be entertained and touched of this evolutionary trip of one artist.
Josh is a dedicated painter who enjoys testing the boundaries of realism and abstraction. Born in Long Island, NY in the early 70′s and raised in Arizona, Connecticut and New Jersey. He went on to receive art and graphic design degrees, only to find out later that artists need more life experience than degrees. After years of “real jobs” and the recent economic status of our world, Josh reached a crossroads in his career and decided to pursue his first passion; painting. Since 1991, over 30 solo & group shows in the USA, Korea & Taiwan to date. His nomadic spirit took his passion from New Jersey to New Mexico, then Asia in 2012. His favorite style of art is expressive plein-air and alla prima (direct from life), using loose brushstrokes, tight composition and limited color palettes to create unique works of art. Inspired by American, Russian and French Impressionist painters, Josh’s paintings are filled with raw, emotional content and palette knife techniques.