Artist Josh Keyes Merges the Natural World With the Man-Made

By: Marissa Liu - Published: Sep 21, 2009   Updated: Aug 2 2011 • References:
American artist Josh Keyes creates detailed animalistic fantasies. The poignant and absurd drawings and paintings depict animals dramatically isolated in fragments of their natural environment, overrun with shards of man-made artifice and debris. The imaginative artistry displays an unsettling juxtaposition between the natural world and the urban landscape. In this way Oakland-based artist Josh Keyes is able to express his personal experience and also comment and interpret events in the world.

Implications - Personally, I can't get enough of Josh Keyes' sharp and colorful illustrations. He manages to carve out a distinctive aesthetic that makes his art work unique and memorable. His ability to blend elements of surrealism with a minimalist look is a strong indicator of an artist with unusual talent. Do not be surprised if you begin to hear the name of this Cali-creator more frequently. Stats for Urban Animal Illustrations Trending: Older & Average
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