It probably takes me twice as long to write than most. It can be embarrassing to watch me text. This is why I play music.
Above an orca, refracted in the glass, sits a rabbit, and a flowering tree, standing in the wind. The fin anchors into the tree, indisputably linking the two. Or how about a pack of deer, their antlers aflame, standing amongst the burning carcass of a car. Two contrasting images, but so irrefutably related to one another within a very controlled space.
In fact, Josh Keyes draws the perspective that limits his work. You see no other context than what is presented, like a theater set. This only serves to enhance what he paints. I find myself unable to look away. I can go on..and I will. I like the copper bull littered with security cameras in each direction. The bear behind it can’t figure out what he, and the bull, are looking at. I can’t either because my view is cut, and suddenly I’m in this piece without having been painted. This is cool, this is interesting, this is smart-this why I love art.
Walking around I see images of metal and flesh, land and sea, natural and artifact. Even your own self is contrasted with the art through his use. To get a little ga-ga, I find this extremely amazing. His website is awesome (thanks Josh!!), displaying hundreds of paintings, drawings, and installations. Call you loved ones and alert the neighbors-Josh Keyes is something great.