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.

- Dustin Joyce

The Lens

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on back

60" h x 96" w x 3" d
35 lbs. 0 oz.



Dustin Joyce
Ridgewood , New York

Getting to Know Dustin

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.