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

Lot - 36 - Joshua Petker - Red Fingers

Acrylic on paper


A6 (10x15cm)

Original Artwork

Signed on Verso

This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust

Curated by Art City Works



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. 




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


MFA, CalArts, Valencia, California, USA 


Solo Shows 


Tambourine, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, California, USA 


Serenade, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, USA 


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


Group Shows 


The First Taste, Anat Ebgi, New York, USA 


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

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


VISCERAL, Althuis Hofland, Amsterdam, Netherlands 


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