Desire Obtain Cherish, ‘I Refuse to Grow Up - Marc Jacobs’, 2014, UNIX Gallery
Desire Obtain Cherish, ‘I Refuse to Grow Up - Marc Jacobs’, 2014, UNIX Gallery
Desire Obtain Cherish, ‘I Refuse to Grow Up - Marc Jacobs’, 2014, UNIX Gallery
Desire Obtain Cherish, ‘I Refuse to Grow Up - Marc Jacobs’, 2014, UNIX Gallery
Desire Obtain Cherish, ‘I Refuse to Grow Up - Marc Jacobs’, 2014, UNIX Gallery
Desire Obtain Cherish, ‘I Refuse to Grow Up - Marc Jacobs’, 2014, UNIX Gallery

About Desire Obtain Cherish

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.

American, b. 1975, Salinas, California, based in Los Angeles, California

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2017
#yourkiddingright, Bluerider ART, Taipei
2016
Servant To Infinite Distraction, UNIX Gallery, New York
2015
In Visual Dialogue, UNIX Gallery, New York
2014
Addict, Bluerider ART

Solo Shows on Artsy

2017
#yourkiddingright, Bluerider ART, Taipei
2016
Servant To Infinite Distraction, UNIX Gallery, New York
2014
Addict, Bluerider ART

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
Art Taichung, Bluerider ART, Taipei
2017
Mad Summer, UNIX Gallery, New York
2016
Future Anesthetics, UNIX Gallery, New York
2015
In Visual Dialogue, UNIX Gallery, New York
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