Joshua Petker Creates Beautiful and Sullen Art

By: Meghan Young - Published: Aug 15, 2010 • References: joshuapetker & lifelounge
Combining color, moodiness and pretty girls is all Joshua Petker needed to do to win me over. I love his work, although I could do without the more morbid pieces. Yet there is something so surreal and touching about each piece that I can't help but appreciate even those.

Based in Los Angeles, Joshua Petker is somewhat "reminiscent of Symbolist / Art Nouveau painter Gustav Klimt," as Life Lounge notes. Inspired by graffiti at first, Joshua Petker has now branched out to create pieces like those seen in the gallery above. Stats for Color Cloud Paintings Trending: Older & Warm
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