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Joshua Petker  Los Angeles, CA

Acrylic and ink on canvas
Acrylic and ink on canvas

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About Joshua

Joshua Petker was born in Los Angeles, CA in 1979 and received a BA in Western History from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. While pursuing a degree in History he maintained a growing interest in the arts that developed out of a fascination with graffiti which Petker started creating as a youth. After studying abroad in 2001 at the Lorenzo de”Medici Institute of Florence, he decided to pursue a career as a fine artist upon completion of his studies back in the U.S.A.

Petker creates an ethereal world filled with mysterious muses and enchanting sirens that is as colorful and opulent as the neon palette he paints from. Influenced by history, fashion and the pursuit of beauty, the artist infuses his imagery with a potent mix of lost love, stolen hearts, sexual longing, and spiritual death.

Recommended by our guest curators

Derek Gores

Melbourne, FL artist

"German expressionism meets the special Crayola box with the fluorescent colors. I'm drawn to the hints of a story, and the harsh, deconstructed beauty."

Greg Gossel

Minneapolis, MN artist

"Joshua has a fantastic use of color. I've always been a fan of his work and particularly enjoyed his most recent show in LA which featured a more conceptual body of work."

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1 comment from the artist

"thanks to everyone for the compliments!"

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"Joshua is one of my top favorite artists. His use of color, and especially portraits are so amazing."

"I love "Royalty". Are prints or posters available?"

"I like these works, the art is not a real imitation of the reality but it's a metaphor of this reality"

"This photo has a really good combanation of colors. there is just this really deep mood to it. i just love this picture."

"where to start where to startIt is so good and colorful and auhmazingly b-e-a utiful!!!"

"prints or posters plz!"

"i love these 2 paintings!! where/how can i get a print?!"

"you are a very great artitst,I like how you did your second painting it shows a lot of emtion I think keep up the great work..."

"Wow these paintings are so beautiful. Best I've Seen so far! Amazing colors. Good features. I LOVE IT! I GIVE IT A 10!!!"

"Absolutely beautiful!"

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