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Josh Cochran  Pasadena, CA


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About Josh


I grew up in Taiwan, spending most of my time indoors, drawing fantastic creatures and comic book characters. Throughout grade school, I kept on drawing which eventually led me to decide to go to art school in illustration. I got my first big break from Steven Heller at the New York Times Book Review. Since then I’ve worked with clients such as, Entertainment Weekly, McSweeney’s Books, Men’s Health, the New York Times Magazine, MTV, Nike and Target. Illustrations have been included in Communcation Arts, the Society of Illustrators and American Illustration. My work is best described as a form of digital silkscreening. Most of the work I do for clients are digital while my personal work is either silkscreened or painted/drawn.


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"Simple, bold, and colorful. I love how Josh is able to create worlds that have a child-like feel to them and then add in a healthy dose of darkness. I think that contrast is just great."


Josh appears in the following Top 10 lists


'The Sea'

'California'

'2008'


1 reaction from the artist


Josh
2008-06-05 @ 2:08 PM
thanks guys, appreciate the feedback!

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it looks very scary ..............

Just awesome use of color, that is all I have to say.

I see these as good old traditional-styled drawings. Solid drawings. Very nice.

I do wonder about Hope D's point on drawing-fatique. Is the art world having too much of a good thing?

COOL..COOL..COOL!!! I FEEL U BROTHER,I WOULD LOVE TO HANG THAT AT HOME. WHERE'S MY GICLEE...HAH! LOVE THE COLOR IT PERFECTLY MATCHES THE ENIGMATIC STORY IN THIS PAINTING. (((PEACE-OUT)))

The first piece is compelling...and unsettling...not something I'd want on my wall. I like the choice of color.

The second gives a light feeling...of floating? or swimming (of course)

Thank you for sharing!

This is some amazing work. I really dig the color palette

wow - great work. the top one is probably my fave. it feels darker than the other piece, but i really like it. great choice of (limited) color, too. nice work.

I find the first one very thought provoking. It makes me think of Greek myths, the power of nature, hubris, and the folly of war all at the same time.

I think this work could benefit from being a little more realistic. these are nice, bright, paintings and all but isnt the art world getting just a little burnt out on cartoon like paintings. The paintings have great visual interest and movement,they are fabuluos compositionally but when the subject matter is completely made up thats easy to accomplish. add a little shading, maybe some realistic elements and these paintings will be sensational!

laura-

click on the link to the artist's website. he has titles there.

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