Desire Obtain Cherish, ‘(T)Hirst’, 2013, UNIX Gallery
Desire Obtain Cherish, ‘(T)Hirst’, 2013, UNIX Gallery
Desire Obtain Cherish, ‘(T)Hirst’, 2013, UNIX Gallery
Desire Obtain Cherish, ‘(T)Hirst’, 2013, UNIX Gallery
Desire Obtain Cherish, ‘(T)Hirst’, 2013, UNIX Gallery
Desire Obtain Cherish, ‘(T)Hirst’, 2013, UNIX Gallery
Desire Obtain Cherish, ‘(T)Hirst’, 2013, 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

Solo Shows

2014
New York,
Desire Obtain Cherish - We Are Known By The Company We Keep

Group Shows

2018
Taipei,
Fantastic 4 Renai
2018
Taipei,
Fantastic 4 Dun-ren
2017
2017
Shelburne Museum, 
Shelburne, VT, United States,
Tooth: The Art of Dessert
2016
Nassau Country Museum of Art, 
Roslyn, NY, United States,
Feast For The Eyes
2016
Nassau Country Museum of Art, 
Roslyn, NY, United States,
Feast For The Eyes
2015
White Dot Gallery, 
Miami,
Fall 2015 Group Show
2015
New York,
Efflorescence
2015
William Benton Museum of Art, 
Storrs UConn, Hillside Road, CT, United States,
Sweet Sensations
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