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Jonathan Paul (aka Desire Obtain Cherish)

American, b. 1975

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Jonathan Paul (aka Desire Obtain Cherish)

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American, b. 1975

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Working under the alias Desire Obtain Cherish (D.O.C.), Jonathan Paul emerged as a street artist in the early 2000s. Merging street, pop, conceptual, and appropriation art, D.O.C.’s cast resin sculptures are marked by a subversive edge, satirizing status symbols and revealing a commerce-driven social conscience. A stint at an advertising agency helped D.O.C. understand the psychology of communication and contributed to his marketing-driven ideas and artistic style, which boasts a glossy, modern finish and unexpected juxtapositions. His “Designer Drugs” (2013) series, for example, addresses the concept of a “shopper’s high” by featuring luxury brand logos on pill packets. “Heresy’s Cross” (2013) consists of crucifixes made of melting Hershey’s chocolate bars; the series calls attention to contemporary objects of worship.

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Working under the alias Desire Obtain Cherish (D.O.C.), Jonathan Paul emerged as a street artist in the early 2000s. Merging street, pop, conceptual, and appropriation art, D.O.C.’s cast resin sculptures are marked by a subversive edge, satirizing status symbols and revealing a commerce-driven social conscience. A stint at an advertising agency helped D.O.C. understand the psychology of communication and contributed to his marketing-driven ideas and artistic style, which boasts a glossy, modern finish and unexpected juxtapositions. His “Designer Drugs” (2013) series, for example, addresses the concept of a “shopper’s high” by featuring luxury brand logos on pill packets. “Heresy’s Cross” (2013) consists of crucifixes made of melting Hershey’s chocolate bars; the series calls attention to contemporary objects of worship.

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Articles Featuring Jonathan Paul (aka Desire Obtain Cherish)
Artist Installs Nine-Foot-Tall Lollipop Along Venice’s Grand Canal
Jun 22nd, 2015
Artist Installs Nine-Foot-Tall Lollipop Along Venice’s Grand Canal
Identity on Display in Many Forms at UNIX Gallery’s Art Southampton 2014 Presentation
Jul 15th, 2014
Identity on Display in Many Forms at UNIX Gallery’s Art Southampton 2014 Presentation
Artist Desire Obtain Cherish (D.O.C.) Takes Aim At the Art World
Apr 1st, 2014
Artist Desire Obtain Cherish (D.O.C.) Takes Aim At the Art World
Art to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth
Jan 30th, 2014
Art to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth
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