In his third solo show with Despard Gallery, Tasmania artist Josh Foley has developed a new body of work that examines the materiality of paint and the plasticity of popular imagery. Inspired by an ongoing interest in how painting can alter personal perception, Foley draws from a variety of traditional and contemporary subject matter, including landscape and still life.
Rendered through a combination of both oil and acrylic, Foley creates a visually complex world where compositions remain in a constant state of transformation. Considered through a contemporary lens of visual manipulation and artifice, historical worlds appear to spring to life, churning from the visual conflict that erupts between representation and abstraction. Through paint, Foley’s work re-evaluates a world of excess that is saturated with information, transforming the familiar into a feast for visual consumption.
Listen to Josh reflect on his latest series paintings and discuss how his distinctive aesthetic approach aims to shift how familiar subject matter is experienced and seen.
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DIGITAL EXHIBITION CATALOGUE
VIRTUAL VIEWING ROOM
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