Josh Keyes, ‘Scorch ’, 2009, Painting, Acrylic on panel, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art
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Scorch , 2009

Acrylic on panel
18 × 24 in
45.7 × 61 cm
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Collection of Hung-Hei & Esther Yung
Josh Keyes
American, b. 1969
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Inspired by 18th-century aesthetics and philosophy, Josh Keyes paints animals in a style reminiscent of anatomical diagrams. His work is characterized by an attention to detail and to physiological accuracy. Keyes, however, does not place his animal subjects in their natural settings; rather, they are often in peril, displaced from their natural ecosystems into dioramic fantastical situations. These landscapes are frequently isolated and contain an incompatible mix of the natural and manmade. Keyes acknowledges that themes of migration and displacement frequently feature into his work as a form of his preoccupation with global climate change and the human impact on nature.

Josh Keyes, ‘Scorch ’, 2009, Painting, Acrylic on panel, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art
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Josh Keyes
American, b. 1969
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Inspired by 18th-century aesthetics and philosophy, Josh Keyes paints animals in a style reminiscent of anatomical diagrams. His work is characterized by an attention to detail and to physiological accuracy. Keyes, however, does not place his animal subjects in their natural settings; rather, they are often in peril, displaced from their natural ecosystems into dioramic fantastical situations. These landscapes are frequently isolated and contain an incompatible mix of the natural and manmade. Keyes acknowledges that themes of migration and displacement frequently feature into his work as a form of his preoccupation with global climate change and the human impact on nature.

Josh Keyes

Scorch , 2009

Acrylic on panel
18 × 24 in
45.7 × 61 cm
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