"Essentials" is part of my latest series "Consumed." A continuous and ever-growing creative concept that illustrates the perceived American lifestyle and current mass culture. These works are a narrative consumer motif documenting consumers and their relationship to possessions. This painting directly exhibits the consumer habit of mindless consumption and simplifies some items down to shapes that relate to the popular cultural trash symbol. Documenting the act of purchasing while foreshadowing.

- Dustin Joyce


Oil painting on stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Ready to hang

Signed on back

48" h x 36" w x 3" d
20 lbs. 0 oz.



Dustin Joyce
Ridgewood , New York

Getting to Know Dustin

You might call Dustin Joyce an iconoclast. His project, The Consumed Series, is a playfully satirical depiction of the 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.