Joshua Petker uses color better than any other modern pop artist of this generation. In his latest body of work, the Los Angeles-based artist explores the way humans use color to manipulate their physical appearance in order to transcend their reality.
Petker suspends his female figures between intense color fields and quiet spaces of monochrome. He liberates them from the confines of everyday life, while setting them free in a color-laden world of his own imagination.
Here are some pieces from Petker's solo show, "We're Not as Colorful as We Think We Are," currently taking place at San Francisco's Shooting Gallery. The exhibition is comprised partly of mixed media on canvas (acrylic, gouache
, and ink), and partly of gouache and ink on paper.
Joshua Petker and Shooting Gallery