Emerge, Oil on panel, 16" x 16", 2017

Iowa native Josh Sorrell (1979) is a self-taught artist producing representational artwork altered by abstract elements. Using oil or charcoal as the preferred medium, Josh examines themes of personal and cultural significance while also attempting to draw a new perspective from accepted ideas. Subjects are often presented within a surreal atmosphere meant to strengthen its impact. This focus on combining both real and imaginary components allow the viewer to create their own unique interpretation.

In his own words:

I paint to explore human nature within our current social structures. The subjects of my work examine how our experiences affect our fragile identity.

Josh Sorrell online

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