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Josh Goldstein

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Neptune Food, October 2008 Mixed Media Photo Collage On Assorted Salvaged Plywoods And Lumber, 24" X 16" © Josh Goldstein
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Combination Platters, August 2009 Photo Collage On Salvaged Plywood Various Dimensions © 2009 Josh Goldstein
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Star Suey, 2008 Mixed Media Photo Collage On Assorted Salvaged Plywoods And Lumber 10" X 40" © 2008 Josh Goldstein
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Lucky's Tropical Sandwiches, 2008 Mixed Media Photo Collage On Assorted Salvaged Plywoods And Lumber 24" X 84" © 2008 Josh Goldstein
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Evansville, IN
Birth year
1971
Lives in
Brooklyn, NY
Works in
Brooklyn, NY
Representing galleries
Jan Larsen Art
Tags
collage, Coney-Island, bodegas, takeout-menus, pop, mixed-media, photography, digital, graffiti/street-art
Statement

New York's densely frenetic layering is a major inspiration for my work. I love how old storefront signs peak out behind new ones, and how a building door can be a canvas for artists, taggers, and guerrilla marketers. A lamppost is rarely just a lamppost. It is a community bulletin board, graffiti showcase, exercise bar, and old sneaker receptacle.

To me the city is at its best when its functions overlap, histories intermingle, and cultures collide, creating exciting and ambiguous new relationships. This delirious frenzy, the heart of New York City's ecology, engages a "war between beauty and ugliness which demands both become strange new things."

My chopped-up, blown-apart and reconstructed sculptural photo collages are an homage to the churning engine of New York, which is constantly creating new cities, both beautiful and ugly, right on top of the old one.

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