Now They All Are WeJoshua Hogan
Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Ready to hang
Signed on front
6 " h x 6 " w x 1.5 " d |1 lbs. 0 oz.
With a reality akin to the Surrealists, Joshua Hogan describes his painted shapes as "a complex web of random exchanges that lie in the unconscious and its disruptive disconnection of signified relations. Some paintings begin with a personal feeling of disappointment but find resolution as the interaction of shapes find a sense of purpose. In other paintings, the shapes can't find resolution. Patterns interfere and cause delay in the ability to get attention or gain acceptance."
Joshua Hogan is a contemporary abstract painter from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He utilizes an alla prima technique, applying wet paint on top of wet paint to achieve a fluid aesthetic. The paint creates a mix of runs, drips, and splatters, slowly forming spontaneous and interactive shapes he calls “wayfarers,” a term inspired by the writing of Kalhil Gibran. Joshua describes his creative process as “giving form to emotion.” The artist is passionate about living an artistic life across all channels of his career. When he is not painting, Joshua is an art consultant and the co-owner of a Pittsburgh gallery that supports emerging and mid-career artists. He also works professionally in the film and television industry as a scenic artist, and has worked on productions including The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Jack Reacher, and Marvel’s The Avengers.