Lot 317 - Joshua Perkin - Which World 1
Joshua Perkin (b. 1990, Shuckburgh, England) was raised on a farm 150 km north of London; however, he has been based in Spain since 2013. Prior to the pandemic, Joshua split his time between painting, predominantly in Spain and the Balearic Islands, and working on international skatepark projects, spending large amounts of time in Africa, the Middle East, and southern Asia. These travels naturally affected Joshua’s artistic research on various levels, and subsequently led to an investigation into traditional concepts of labour and its relationship with artistic production, which was later formalized in an MA in Artistic Production and Investigation at the University of Barcelona, completed in 2019.
A myriad of abstracted visual references taken from all over the world merge into the painter’s imagined scenes, leaving us with a diverse yet distinctive painted universe, generally void of any factual representation of a certain geographical location or people, rather creating a unique painted universe within itself. The artist is on a constant overriding investigation between the relationship between construction and labour work with artistic production.
University of Brighton 2010 -2013, University of Barcelona 2017 - 2019
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
These artworks are intended to play on ideas of awareness. Within the context of Art on a Postcard, and the Hep C Trust, the works are meant as a reflection upon the fact that many people live with illnesses such as Hep C and often the general public may be unaware of this. This metaphorical mask of health with which so many of us live, has manifested in the form of the sun and moon in these paintings, and is being physically held up to faces of the painted individuals, emphasizing the dual truth of another face behind the mask. The sun and moon masks are typically used to represent unity, creative force and rebirth, fitting for the cause with the creative force behind art on a postcard and the goal of eliminating Hep C in the near future.
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