Joshua Hogan’s paintings start wet on wet with fluid mark making - a mix of runs, drips, and splatters - slowly becoming mysterious shapes he calls “wayfarers”. As Hogan paints, he turns the picture plane until his shapes begin to interact. Using a limitless palette, he layers transparent color to create perceptual depth. He intends for his shapes to appear as if in continuous movement, traveling through a vast, abstract landscape. Hogan uses a variety of painting techniques, from a dry brush over wet paint to a palette knife with textured color. These techniques emphasize his wayfarers. They communicate feeling through the glow of paint.
Bachelor of Arts, 1997