Thursday, January 22, 2009

The Art of Josh Keyes

Josh Keyes is an artist I just became aware of who combines elements of mechanical illustration and wildlife to produce some very dramatic images. Check out more of his work on his web site.

I love the incongruity of the images. They tickle the my brain like an obscure joke Q: How many surrealists does it take to screw in a light bulb? A: Giraffe. They also can be simultaneously cautionary and optimistic. The surfaces often depicit a decline of man and the rise of nature yet the depictions clearly cage the problems as a puzzle pieces that can be examined and understood and with understanding there's always hope.

I think they're brilliant. Take a look.
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