Lot - 36 - Joshua Petker - Red Fingers
Lot - 36 - Joshua Petker - Red Fingers

Lot - 36 - Joshua Petker - Red Fingers

Acrylic on paper

2024

A6 (10x15cm)

Original Artwork

Signed on Verso

This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust

Curated by Art City Works

ARTIST INFO

About 

Joshua Petker (b. 1979, Los Angeles, CA) completed his MFA at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), Santa Clarita, CA and his BFA at Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA. 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 tantalizing. 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. 

 

Education 

2002 

BA, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington, USA 

2015 

MFA, CalArts, Valencia, California, USA 

 

Solo Shows 

2023 

Tambourine, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, California, USA 

2022 

Serenade, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, USA 

2021 

The Flirt, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, California, USA 

 

Group Shows 

2024 

The First Taste, Anat Ebgi, New York, USA 

2023 

People of the Otherworld: Ken Kiff in Dialogue, albertz benda, New York, USA 

Horizons, Sow & Tailor, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, China 

2022 

VISCERAL, Althuis Hofland, Amsterdam, Netherlands 

 

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