PAINTING THE FIGURE NOW : ©joshuadean

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Joshua Dean has shown in NYC area galleries, Saatchi’s Other Art Fair, New York Academy of Art group shows, and the Chelsea Art Museum.  His work is in the private collections of The Clearing House and the CEO of ExxonMobil.  He has been published in Poets&Artists Magazine, Create! Magazine and the London A5, Wotisart, Average Art and CVA Magazines.


Painting photorealistically, Joshua Dean chooses imagery from social media and the culture subsequent to the information age. He investigates photography’s evolution and how it now substitutes for cultural memory. Highlighting media driven advertisements, home movies and photographic history, he explores these tableaux to better understand our technical awareness.  


Drawing from Pop Art influences, the young painter developed an appreciation for social commentary. Seeing the significance of both traditional and postmodern painting, he devised a plan to join the two.  Digitally reinterpreting traditional painting techniques, he paints as a human printer.

All work is available for sale.

 

Exhibitions

2017

The Other Art Fair, Brooklyn Expo Center, NY

Single Fare 4 Highline Stages, New York, NY

Transaction In #Selfie Project, New York, NY 

The Figure: Interpreted Through Contemporary Mediums, Site: Brooklyn Gallery 

2016

PICTURING THE UNPRINTABLE, Flux Factory Long Is City, NY

 

2010

Young Associates Show, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY

TEAM WORK, Allan Nederpelt Fine Arts Intl, Brooklyn, NY

 

2009

New York Academy of Art Summer Exhibition, New York, NY

 

Bibliography

Average Art Magazine #21 (Apr 2018)

Contemporary Visual Art Zine #6 The Body (Feb 2018)

Wotisart? Magazine #10  (Jan 2018)

A5 Portfolio #10  (Jan 2018)

BuzzFeed.com100 Artist Studios (Dec 2017) 

A5 Portfolio #9(Dec 2017)

Wotisart? Magazine  #9 (Dec 2017)

BuzzFeed.com100 Facebook Portraits (Nov 2017)

A5 Portfolio #7 (Oct 2017)

Wotisart? Magazine  #7 (Dec 2017)

Average Art Magazine #15 (Oct 2017)

BuzzFeed.comArt Periods & Contemporary Art (Oct 2017)

Create! Magazine IV(Sep 2017)

Average Art Magazine #14(Sep 2017)

Average Art Magazine #13(Jul 2017)

Wotisart? Magazine #4 (Jul 2017)

A5 Portfolio #4(Jul 2017)

PoetsArtists Magazine, The New Nude, Issue 86, July 2017, Curator: Walt Morton.

PoetsArtists Magazine, The Portrait, Issue 83, April 2017, Curator: Lorena Kloosterboer.

Arno, Rivka, “The Art of Banking,” The Clearing House/Banking Perspectives, Q3, 2016.

Collections

2016 The Clearing House, Grace Building, New York, NY.

2015 CEO ExxonMobil, Private.

 
 
 ©opyPaste_2008, 2015, Acrylic on Canvas, 71 x 94 inches. 

©opyPaste_2008, 2015, Acrylic on Canvas, 71 x 94 inches. 

 Be Young Have Fun (An Exposition from jpeg) 2017, Acrylic on Canvas, 49 x 70 inches.

Be Young Have Fun (An Exposition from jpeg) 2017, Acrylic on Canvas, 49 x 70 inches.

 Standing Near a Flavin Installation (A Self Portrait) 2016, Acrylic on Panel, 20 x 14 inches.

Standing Near a Flavin Installation (A Self Portrait) 2016, Acrylic on Panel, 20 x 14 inches.

 _DSC0176_Wish_You_Were_Here, 2015, Acrylic on Canvas, 73 x 47 inches.

_DSC0176_Wish_You_Were_Here, 2015, Acrylic on Canvas, 73 x 47 inches.

 Étude Masculine Américaine, 2017, Acrylic on Canvas, 71 x 47 inches.

Étude Masculine Américaine, 2017, Acrylic on Canvas, 71 x 47 inches.

 Portraits of Friends (CRS) 2017, Acrylic on Panel, 20 x 14 inches.

Portraits of Friends (CRS) 2017, Acrylic on Panel, 20 x 14 inches.