Artist Profile: Josh Keyes

Over the holiday, a buddy turned me on to Josh Keyes. He’s a Portland-based artist schooled at Yale and the Univ. of Chicago.  In his words, his art: “is a hybrid of eco-surrealism and dystopian folktales that express a concern for our time and the Earth’s future.” Indeed.

My buddy showed me a print of his “Stampede” painting, which measures 22″ x 48″ and the level of realistic detail that he applies towards the figures in his drawings is staggering. Unfortunately, the photos I have here do little to demonstrate it, but there’s a great element of literal detail reminiscent of classic anatomical art in his work that gives it great balance and believability.

Anyway, love the work. Head on over to his site to check it out.  Thanks Kyle.


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