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b. 1979, Uzbekistan

Joshua Petker Biography

Drawing inspiration from historical works, which are intentionally kept anonymous, Joshua Petker's paintings rely instead on their ability to evoke the familiar and uncanny, teasing and tantalising. Rather than draw specific conclusions from these juxtapositions, his work unleashes an exhilarating proliferation of meanings and pictorial puzzles. The artist offers the history of art and visual culture reshuffled—Picabia, Bronzino, soviet era cartoons. Petker makes these his own and the outcome is a timeless dreamlike mix of perspective and emotionality.

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Joshua Petker (b. 1979, Los Angeles, CA) completed his MFA at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in 2015 and his BFA at Evergreen State College in 2002. He has exhibited his work recently at La Loma Projects, Pasadena, CA; ASHES/ASHES, New York, NY; Park Life Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA; and ACME, Los Angeles, CA. Petker lives and works in Los Angeles.

Text courtesy Anat Ebgi.

Joshua Petker Featured Artworks

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Courting in Red by Joshua Petker contemporary artwork painting
Joshua PetkerCourting in Red, 2021Oil and acrylic on linen
20 x 16 inches
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Blue Dream by Joshua Petker contemporary artwork painting
Joshua PetkerBlue Dream, 2021Oil and acrylic on linen
48 x 36 inches
Anat Ebgi Contact Gallery
Blue Rug by Joshua Petker contemporary artwork painting
Joshua PetkerBlue Rug, 2021Oil and acrylic on linen
20 x 16 inches
Anat Ebgi Contact Gallery
Blue Tie by Joshua Petker contemporary artwork painting
Joshua PetkerBlue Tie, 2021Oil and acrylic on linen
20 x 16 inches
Anat Ebgi Contact Gallery
Blue Goblet by Joshua Petker contemporary artwork painting
Joshua PetkerBlue Goblet, 2021Oil and acrylic on linen
20 x 16 inches
Anat Ebgi Contact Gallery
Making Purple by Joshua Petker contemporary artwork painting
Joshua PetkerMaking Purple, 2021Oil and acrylic on linen
20 x 16 inches
Anat Ebgi Contact Gallery
Red Book by Joshua Petker contemporary artwork painting
Joshua PetkerRed Book, 2021Oil and acrylic on linen
20 x 16 inches
Anat Ebgi Contact Gallery
Blue Gaze by Joshua Petker contemporary artwork painting
Joshua PetkerBlue Gaze, 2021Oil and acrylic on linen
20 x 16 inches
Anat Ebgi Contact Gallery

Joshua Petker Recent Exhibitions

Joshua Petker Represented By

Anat Ebgi contemporary art gallery in Culver City, Los Angeles, USA Anat Ebgi Los Angeles
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