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Dustin Joyce
Ridgewood , New York

You might call Dustin Joyce an iconoclast. His project, The Modern Americana, is a playfully satirical depiction of current American lifestyle. More inquiry than proclamation, Dustin enhances and dramatizes our mass culture, making it appear as another advertising image. His paintings are neither inherently positive nor negative, instead he intends to present an exaggerated view of our American culture. Dustin strives to design work that is both beautiful and offensive. Fun fact: Dustin works as an Artist Assistant to Jeff Koons.

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The Lens
by DUSTIN JOYCE


Oil painting on stretched canvas
One-of-a-kind
Signed on back
2014

60" h x 96" w x 3" d
35 lbs. 0 oz.

$5,750


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This large piece was inspired by fashion images and how beauty is perceived in our culture. I have created a work that doesn’t just show the consumer’s side of a fashion image or advertisement, but depicts the entire moment of creating that image. I chose to bring in the photographer to represent the production of the advertisement, because the bigger story is the one behind the lens of the camera. This juxtaposition is one I find especially exciting when illustrating a narrative in my work. This piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished white edges. It comes ready to hang.

Oil painting

Oil paint uses natural oils, such as linseed, poppy and walnut oil to bind the pigments. Oils are slow to dry, which allows the artist to rework the painting to achieve the desired effect. Also, they blend easily, which helps to achieve certain colors. With the rise of naturalism in 15th century Early Netherlandish painting, oil paints became preferred to quick drying tempera paint. Artists wanted a medium that would allow them to achieve detailed and precise effects in their paintings. Consider all of the detail in the masterpieces of Jan van Eyck and Hieronymus Bosch!

Stretched canvas

Canvas is a heavy-duty fabric used as a painting surface. When a canvas artwork is labeled stretched, it means the canvas has been wrapped around a wooden frame (the ''stretcher''). Stretched canvases typically do not require framing.

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