Josh Keyes is an artist from Portland, Oregon. Josh works with paintings and installation art that are often seen with a mixture of natural wildlife references and manmade objects and environments. His trademark style incorporates the use of three-dimensional cross sections, similar to scientific illustrations that are found in textbooks. These scientific illustrations that are blended with surrealist elements, usually contain strong ecological and political undertones.
“It is often a news story of the day that can spark my imagination, usually it is related to something that has gone wrong or a strange occurrence or event that will have, or is having an impact on the environment. I would like the work to evoke an emotional response within the viewer and also offer an invitation to contemplate a social or political issue,” the artist tells us.
The artist has earned a bachelor's degree from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and an MFA in painting and printmaking from Yale University. His works have been exhibited widely in both, well-known gallery spaces and in non-profit spaces. A collection of the artist's works can be seen below.