Sunday, April 3, 2011

Josh Keys: Evolution....

Josh Keys creates photo realistic paintings of animals in their natural surroundings...like small tableaus from a Natural History Museum...However these are differnt enviornments than the ones you may be used to...the rolling hills and riverbanks are replaced by flooded urban landscapes and overgrown modern equiptment..abandoned...perhaps after a nuclear war??? Perhaps more likely a natural ecological disaster....we as observers are left to decide.....birds perch on lonely shopping carts...deer fight amonst graffitti'ed tanks....Bears hunt for fish in rivers that were once highways...both amazing technically...and stark and challenging....Josh is presenting us with some simple facts...that no matter what we do...no matter what happens...nature will survie and live perhaps to gain back it's rightful place on the planet.....or will it.....

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1 comment:

  1. I saw his show inNYC last year(?) and it was great!

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