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Speculative Paintings of a Graffiti-Covered Earth by Josh Keyes

Keyes’ will exhibit his paintings later this year with Thinkspace Gallery in LA. You can see more of his works on his Instagram and website. “Tin Can” (2016), acrylic on panel, 24″x48″, all images via Josh Keyes “Tin Can” (2016), acrylic on panel, 24″x48″ “I’ll Melt With You” (2016), acrylic on panel, 12″x16″ “Frontier 2″ (2016), acrylic on panel,…

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New ‘Eco-Surrealist’ Paintings by Josh Keyes Observe a Post-Human World

Josh Keyes (previously) paints scenes that observe the world at the brink of destruction. His works often focus on polar bears and sharks, one species which will soon lose its home as ice shelves continue to melt, and the other which is poised to take over an Earth undersea. The animals are placed in settings that suggest a post-human existence, such as a pair of fighting horses in front of a beached ship and a solitary brown bear looking over…

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Colossal x Josh Keyes Print Release: I’ll Melt With You

We are honored to have worked with Portland-based painter Josh Keyes on an exclusive release of the print edition of his 2016 painting, “I’ll Melt With You,” available now in The Colossal Shop. Keyes’ ability to paint realistic renderings of our world becomes uncanny when he wields his brush in the name of environmental issues. Animals, rocket ships, and icebergs fall prey to graffiti, leaving the viewer uncomfortably wondering whether this is…

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Josh Sommers: Stereographic Projections

…photos they all tend to look the same to me, or it seems like an overused effect applied at will to any image simply to make it “cool”. I genuinely feel that way about tilt-shift photos lately. However when I saw Josh Sommer‘s work today I knew immediately this was something different, something better. There’s a crispness and intensity to these photos, in that they appear to have been planned from the beginning instead…

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A Colossal Year: The Top 15 Articles on Colossal in 2015

…apocalypse and social demise, deliberately poking at celebrity culture, immigration issues, and law enforcement. In addition to a terrifying carousel, mini golf, ferris wheel, impossible fair games, and host of morose Dismaland employees, there was work by 58 global artists including Damien Hirst, Jenny Holzer, Jimmy Cauty, Bill Barminski, Caitlin Cherry, Polly Morgan, Josh Keyes, Mike Ross, David Shrigley, Bäst, Espo and Banksy himself….

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Welcome to Dismaland: A First Look at Banksy’s New Art Exhibition Housed Inside a Dystopian Theme Park [Updated 8/22]

…ls of this derelict seaside resort? A demented assortment of bizarre and beautiful artworks from no less than 58 global artists including Damien Hirst, Jenny Holzer, Jimmy Cauty, Bill Barminski, Caitlin Cherry, Polly Morgan, Josh Keyes, Mike Ross, David Shrigley, Bäst, and Espo. Banksy is also showing 10 artworks of his own. Dismaland features a cavalcade of artists featured here on Colossal over the last few years including pieces by Escif,…

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