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b. 1984, USA

Josh Sperling Biography

Sperling's work draws on the language of Minimalist painting from the 60s and 70s, with shaped canvases as his main recourse. For these, he crafts intricate plywood supports over which canvas is stretched and painted over in a signature palette of saturated, sometimes clashing colours. In their three-dimensionality, Sperling's works blur the lines between painting and sculpture, image and object. Mining a wide range of sources, from design to art history, Josh Sperling has crafted a unique visual vocabulary remarkable for its expressive quality and irrepressible energy.

Exhibition view: Josh Sperling, Paradise, Perrotin, Shanghai (10 November 2020–16 January 2021). Courtesy the artist and Perrotin. Photo: Mengqi Bao.

Josh Sperling Featured Artworks

Creature Features by Josh Sperling contemporary artwork
Josh SperlingCreature Features, 2018Acrylic on canvas, acrylic on plywood
183 x 180 cm
Perrotin Contact Gallery

Josh Sperling Current & Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Josh Sperling, Paradise at Perrotin, Shanghai
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10 November 2020–16 January 2021 Josh Sperling Paradise PerrotinShanghai
Contemporary art exhibition, Josh Sperling, So It Goes at Perrotin, Paris
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12 October–21 December 2019 Josh Sperling So It Goes PerrotinParis
Contemporary art exhibition, Josh Sperling, Summertime at Perrotin, Tokyo
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3 July–10 August 2019 Josh Sperling Summertime PerrotinTokyo

Josh Sperling Represented By

Perrotin contemporary art gallery in Paris, France Perrotin Hong Kong, New York, Paris, Seoul, Shanghai, Tokyo

Josh Sperling In Ocula Magazine

Shanghai Art Week: Exhibitions to See Ocula Feature Shanghai Art Week: Exhibitions to See By Tessa Moldan, Shanghai

With Art021 and West Bund Art & Design taking place in November, we recommend 17 shows to see in Shanghai this winter.

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Young Buyers Boost Phillips’ First Ever Cross-Category Auction Online Ocula News Young Buyers Boost Phillips’ First Ever Cross-Category Auction Online Hong Kong, 3 June 2020

KAWS, Banksy and Josh Sperling were among artists whose work exceeded estimates at the Asia-led sale.

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Josh Sperling In Video & Audio

Video of the exhibition 'Chasing Rainbows' by Josh Sperling at Perrotin Paris Related Video & Audio Video of the exhibition 'Chasing Rainbows' by Josh Sperling at Perrotin Paris 25 January 2018, Perrotin

Josh Sperling Video of the exhibition Chasing Rainbows at Perrotin Paris 10 January–24 February 2018 Video by Nikolaï Saoulski © 2018

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