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Joshua Gabriel

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Mural 1 - Myrtle Ave. (with artist), 2013 Exterior Paint, Spray Paint, Paint Markers on Concrete Wall 10 X 60 X 1 Feet © Joshua Gabriel Art | Music
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Autumn Mother, 2014 Acrylic, Spray Paint, Paint Marker on Canvas 60 X 77 Inches © Joshua Gabriel Art | Music
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Yellow Eyes, 2013 Acrylic, Spray Paint, Paint Marker on Canvas 16 X 20 Inches © Joshua Gabriel Art | Music
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Lion, 2012 Digital © Joshua Gabriel Art | Music
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Silver Solar System, 2008 Mixed Media 48 X 48 X 3 Inches © Joshua Gabriel Art | Music
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Mystic, 2008 Mixed Media 48 X 48 X 3 Inches © Joshua Gabriel Art | Music
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Child of the Moon, 2009 Mixed Media 12 X 12 X 2 Inches © Joshua Gabriel Art | Music
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Sneaky Sleeper, 2008 Mixed Media 6 X 9 X 1 Inches © Joshua Gabriel Art | Music
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Witches, 2015 Digital © Joshua Gabriel Art | Music
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Mural 1 - Myrtle Ave. (Lion detail), 2013 Exterior Paint, Spray Paint, Paint Markers on Concrete Wall 10 X 60 X 1 Feet © Joshua Gabriel Art | Music
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Cosmic Sneaker, 2012 Digital © Joshua Gabriel Art | Music
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Mural - Sneakah Boutique, 2013 Indoor Paint, Paint Markers 11 X 20 Feet © Joshua Gabriel Art | Music
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Red Heels, 2012 Digital © Joshua Gabriel Art | Music
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They Are All Me, 2011 Mixed Media 60 X 36 Inches © Joshua Gabriel Art | Music
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Mural 2 - Space, Sea, Sky, 2013 Exterior Paint, Spray Paint, Paint Markers on Concrete Wall 12 X 76 X 1 Feet © Joshua Gabriel Art | Music
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Mural 1 - Myrtle Ave. (faces detail), 2013 Exterior Paint, Spray Paint, Paint Markers on Concrete Wall 10 X 60 X 1 Feet © Joshua Gabriel Art | Music
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Mural 1 - Myrtle Ave. (bricks detail), 2013 Exterior Paint, Spray Paint, Paint Markers on Concrete Wall 10 X 60 X 1 Feet © Joshua Gabriel Art | Music
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Mural 2 - Space, Sea, Sky (Mother detail), 2013 Exterior Paint, Spray Paint, Paint Markers on Concrete Wall 12 X 76 X 1 Feet © Joshua Gabriel Art | Music
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Mural 1 - Myrtle Ave. (singer detail), 2013 Exterior Paint, Spray Paint, Paint Markers on Concrete Wall 10 X 60 X 1 Feet © Joshua Gabriel Art | Music
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Book of Gemini, 2011 Digital © Joshua Gabriel Art | Music
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Dylan Illuminated, 2011 Mixed Media 15 X 12 X 3 Inches © Joshua Gabriel Art | Music
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Floating Thru Eternity, 2011 Digital © Joshua Gabriel Art | Music
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Girl on Red, 2007 Mixed Media 15 X 15 Inches © Joshua Gabriel Art | Music
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Goddess, 2011 Silkscreen and Acrylic on Canvas 32 X 24 Inches © Joshua Gabriel Art | Music
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Looking Down, 2010 Marker on Paper 11 X 8.5 Inches © Joshua Gabriel Art | Music
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Panhandle Park, 2007 Digital © Joshua Gabriel Art | Music
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Ravi Mountain, 2006 Marker on Paper 14 X 11 Inches © Joshua Gabriel Art | Music
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Reaper, 2007 Mixed Media on Paper 11 X 8.5 Inches © Joshua Gabriel Art | Music
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Red Handed, 2011 Mixed Media on Canvas 48 X 24 Inches © Joshua Gabriel Art | Music
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self, 2008 Mixed Media on Paper 16 X 16 Inches © Joshua Gabriel Art | Music
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The Serpent, 2009 Mixed Media on Paper 22 X 16 Inches © Joshua Gabriel Art | Music
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Spike Girl, 2010 Drawing on Paper 22 X 16 Inches © Joshua Gabriel Art | Music
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Twisted, 2010 Hand-painted Silkscreen 21 X 16 Inches © Joshua Gabriel Art | Music
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Ziggy, 2009 Mixed Media on Canvass 20 X 10 X 3 Inches © Joshua Gabriel Art | Music
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Philadelphia
Lives in
Brooklyn, NY
Works in
Brooklyn, NY
Schools
Tyler School of Art, BFA
Representing galleries
James Yarosh Associates Fine Arts Gallery, Trestle Gallery
Tags
jG, JoshuaGabriel, painting, drawing, mixed-media, pop, surrealism, modern, graffiti/street-art, street
Upcoming Exhibitions and Events
Dec, 2016
Statement

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Joshua Gabriel is a prolific multimedia artist working in Brooklyn, NY. His music and visual art practices are interconnected, with each feeding the other and both utilizing energetic, layered aesthetics woven into complex yet cohesive labyrinths. He has been exhibiting his art and producing music since 1998.

Gabriel’s visual art is based around intricate line work, most of which is produced via freeform drawing. Working with a combination of paint markers, acrylics, spray paint, and, at times, Photoshop, Gabriel creates sprawling, psychedelic canvases, drawings, and prints of maze-like patterns, which merge freestyle forms inspired by nature with figurative elements such as large female faces, animals, and mystical iconography from the ancient world. Ultimately, he is interested in creating visual art that promotes evolution of consciousness. Influences on his art include Keith Haring, Alex Grey, Aubrey Beardsley, Rochelle Marcus Dinkin, Egyptian hieroglyphics, Middle Eastern ornamental art, as well as primitive/tribal art. He has exhibited his work in art galleries, pop-up spaces, and underground art venues in New York, Philadelphia, and San Francisco. In 2013, he also completed two much photographed, large-scale outdoor murals in the historic Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn.

Like his visual art, Gabriel’s musical aesthetics are complex and layered. He creates sonic collages that weave together a variety of influences and genres including rock, hip-hop, and electronic music. Gabriel took piano and guitar lessons as a child and played in punk-influenced bands. After attending Tyler School of Art, where he received a BFA in Graphic Design, he moved to New York. Inspired by DJ/producers like DJ Shadow, Tricky, and DJ Premier, he bought two turntables and set about learning to beat-match and scratch records. He performed his popular DJ sets, which often combined bongo playing into his performance, at a range of venues on the East and West coasts such as Konkrete Jungle, the Tunnel, Northsix (at an Amnesty International Benefit), CBGB’s Downstairs Lounge, as well as Knitting Factory and Gathering of the Tribes Festival in Los Angeles. During this period, he also self-released three DJ hip-hop/drum & bass mixtapes, one of which was a BPM Magazine contest runner-up, as well as a number of albums of original music, two of which charted on CMJ. In 2003, Gabriel moved to the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn and became a key player in the vibrant art and music scene that was centered there, starting a popular weekly party, “The Beatdown” at the Black Betty, with beatboxer/DJ Jase Mason.

In the mid-2000s, Gabriel switched gears and returned to his first love, the guitar. Experiments with freestyling at his live shows led to the writing of lyrics and a new desire to sing. Thus followed several years of gigs and recordings which combined Ziggy/Dylan/Beck-inspired art rock with raw, hip-hop influenced beats. In all, he has released a total of 8 albums of original music. His most recent album, Book of Gemini, is a textured rock/hip-hop assemblage, which explores the two sides of a split musical personality.

Gabriel has received media attention in The Village Voice, NYPress, Frank 151, Vibe Magazine, Street Art NYC, DNAinfo, and A.R.T.S.Y. Magazine. He also appeared, while live painting, on ABC Television’s Good Morning America. He is currently working on a variety of visual art, video, and music projects, including J-Mythos, an alter ego concept. Gabriel is also planning upcoming street art projects.