Joe Sola

American, b. 1966

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Joe Sola

American, b. 1966

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Joe Sola’s heavily conceptual practice is concerned with the role of the artist as participant and recorder of political and cultural events. Through video, painting, and drawing he creates humorous critiques of consumerism, government, and the contemporary art world, exploring psychological concerns around easily recognizable people, objects, and events through both abstract and realist techniques. His parallel tendencies of drawing on the world around him for material and satirizing aspects of artistic practice have prompted comparison to John Baldessari and Richard Prince. In his video work some blood of an artist (2011), a male figure engages in brutal and violent acts of vivisection against a series of corpses, played by Sola and a latex lookalike of the artist, using the extracted body parts as material for various artworks.

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Biography

Joe Sola’s heavily conceptual practice is concerned with the role of the artist as participant and recorder of political and cultural events. Through video, painting, and drawing he creates humorous critiques of consumerism, government, and the contemporary art world, exploring psychological concerns around easily recognizable people, objects, and events through both abstract and realist techniques. His parallel tendencies of drawing on the world around him for material and satirizing aspects of artistic practice have prompted comparison to John Baldessari and Richard Prince. In his video work some blood of an artist (2011), a male figure engages in brutal and violent acts of vivisection against a series of corpses, played by Sola and a latex lookalike of the artist, using the extracted body parts as material for various artworks.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Top emerging
Emerging representation
Represented by up-and-coming galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more