Josh Keyes is an American contemporary artist. He looks at the themes of environmental awareness and humanity’s influence on the planet with his unique paintings of surreal cross-sections featuring animals and manmade artefacts.
At the core, my desire has always been to create images that fix in the mind. There are certain paintings like Van Gogh’s self portraits, or Francis Bacon’s screaming baboon, or a Hokusai print, that have a lasting trace on the mind. The combination of emotional intensity with a well-composed image is what I strive to accomplish in my work. For me, the most important thing is that the way or style I work in must have room to grow and change. Ultimately, the work should be flexible enough to incorporate and hold any idea or issue that interests me.
A limited edition print of Josh Keyes’ Thunder is currently for sale on Ebay.