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Joshua Petker  Los Angeles, CA


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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.

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1 reaction from the artist

joshua petker
2008-10-09 @ 3:02 PM
thanks to everyone for the compliments!

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12.03.2012 @ 12:27 AM

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


04.28.2012 @ 2:26 AM

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

Unique x star

11.17.2010 @ 1:33 PM

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

Haha little l

11.12.2010 @ 12:40 PM

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


10.08.2009 @ 5:22 PM

prints or posters plz!


09.14.2009 @ 12:46 AM

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

Nicole stacy

02.06.2009 @ 11:23 AM

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...

Samantha faye

10.13.2008 @ 8:36 AM

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


10.12.2008 @ 2:27 AM

Absolutely beautiful!

Gabriele geor

10.11.2008 @ 3:29 PM


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