The "Consumed" series is a large body of work shedding light on the American consumer. These graphic works are a step away from my more figurative work without abandoning the viewer relationship. I do not plan to remove the photo realism in all my future work, however these works are a great refresh. These paintings express the unseen in our American culture, defining the colorful, high contrast, and loud consumer environment we live in while making a statement on our overconsumption of material goods. 

These works where made meticulously through multiple layers of thinly applied oil medium to give a luster and machine quality, matching the polished look of American consumer goods. The build-up of paint is visible upon closer inspection, allowing canvas texture to show through. 

The "Vibration" paintings do not need frames. This piece is on gallery wrapped canvas with finished white edges. It comes ready to hang.

- Dustin Joyce

Vibrate 4, Consumed Series

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on back

12" h x 12" w x 1.5" d
2 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.