TEENS ON ACID x BENCH ESPRESSO
Erotic Note // A Collection of Drawings
WHEN: Opening 4th March 2016
WHERE: Bench Espresso, West End.
A child of the eighties, it’s clear to see that Josh’s work is heavily influenced by his childhood love of classic cartoons, skateboarding culture, comics and anime.
His earlier work exploded with bold colour palettes giving life to goon-ish characters and the world in which they were created, leaving the viewer experiencing nothing short of an LSD flashback. Josh’s work has matured and become more refined using simpler but just as bold color pallettes and a much cleaner, individual line style. Working in the graphic design industry for the last 13 years has also strengthened his love for typography and letter design.
Consistently producing original, inspiring work since the late 1990’s, he has firmly cemented his position within the Australian lowbrow art and sneaker culture scene. He is regularly invited to participate in live paint installations and has exhibited in and curated solo and group shows worldwide.
Josh has collaborated with some of Australia’s leading streetwear labels and stores to develop clothing ranges, interior installations and branding including Mambo, Laced Sneaker Culture, Scribe Outlined, Sneak & Destroy, TRNRS and has also been featured in numerous publications including Semi Permanent (Aus), We Are The Image Makers, World Wide Designers (France) Peak Street Magazine, Colorink (USA), Libertine, Out4Fame and To Be Continued Magazine.