In the world of art, there are those who effortlessly bridge the realms of reality and the fantastical, inviting us to embark on extraordinary journeys of the imagination. One such visionary is Joshua M. Smith, an artist whose unique blend of figure illustration, abstract graffiti, and unyielding creativity captivates viewers and leaves an indelible mark on their souls. In this blog, we delve into Joshua's new artist's statement, unveiling the inspiration, vision, and passion that drive his artistic endeavors.
A Journey of Inspiration: Drawing inspiration from the great masters of the past and contemporary visionaries, Joshua's art is a tapestry woven with the influences of Carravagio, Michelangelo, DaVinci, Rembrandt, Dali, Escher, Basquait, David Choe, and more. Their works have ignited the creative flame within him, guiding his hand to capture the essence of their mastery while infusing his unique perspective into every stroke and line.
The Fusion of Reality and Fantastical: In Joshua's art, the boundaries between reality and the fantastical blur, opening doors to unexplored worlds. Through intricate figure illustrations, he breathes life into characters that invite us to question the very fabric of our existence. His abstract graffiti, vibrant and full of energy, transports us to realms where imagination knows no bounds. In this fusion, we find a bridge that connects our mundane experiences with the boundless possibilities that lie within and beyond our earthly existence.
A Call to Curiosity and Introspection: Joshua's art is more than mere visual stimulation; it is a catalyst for introspection and a prompt to embrace curiosity. Each piece is an invitation to ponder the mysteries of life, the depths of our emotions, and the unexplored territories of the human psyche. As viewers, we are compelled to question, to reflect, and to seek the answers hidden within the layers of his art.
Universal Freedom and Expanding Human Potential: At the core of Joshua's artistic journey lies a belief in universal freedom for all sentient lifeforms. He advocates for the expansion of human potential, seeing our planet Earth as a stepping stone to the exploration of habitable solar systems. His art becomes a vessel, carrying the message of limitless possibilities and inspiring us to break free from the shackles of conformity, reaching for the stars in pursuit of our dreams.
Conclusion: Joshua Smith's artist's statement reveals a profound commitment to his craft and a relentless pursuit of pushing artistic boundaries. With a remarkable ability to blend classical influences with contemporary expressions, he mesmerizes us with art that defies conventions and sparks our imagination. Through his captivating illustrations and abstract graffiti, Joshua invites us to explore the unknown, embrace our creativity, and leave a lasting legacy of inspiration for future generations. As we embark on this artistic journey with Joshua, let us open our minds, expand our horizons, and dare to dream the extraordinary.
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In May of 2020, I created this Skyline LED Neon-ish Luminary for OTO's new Hyatt Place in National Harbor. Just across from our Nation's Capitol nestled in a quaint waterfront bevy is a community of shops and residential living in harmony. This area is a perfect perch for the newest Hyatt Place in Maryland. There are new heights on which to view DC from across the Potomac at Hyatt Place National Harbor and I am honored to have been a part of bringing the new aesthetic of the Hotel to fruition. As you enter the hotel from 123 Waterfront St. in Oxon Hill, MD, you will be greeted with my LED Fixture. I cannot take credit for the design but the construction of the piece is my own. The entire frame is hand crafted aside from the flexible LED spline from Diode LED. Let me know if you have a chance to visit this area and enjoy the comforts of this property.
If you have a need for a custom lighting piece for your business or residence, use the contact form to connect with me.
“Now that’s the cup of a Carpenter”
Artist: Joshua Smith
“Now that’s the cup of a Carpenter”
Notes from the artist:
This is a digital sketch with plans for a larger application in digital print or AR. The concept in this illustration is entangled with religious symbolism and the pattern is relevant to my opinions on theoretical physics’ multi-verse concept. Some questions come to mind for me when considering this work; 1. What is Earth’s religious history in other dimensions (if of course there is an Earth at all)?
2. Do Judeo Christian beliefs have as much territory in other worlds? 3. If not... what other religion is most common? 4. Is there a parallel to our history or is there simply another manifestation entirely?
I have mixed in Greco-Roman symbols and 20th Century Literary reference imagery of vampires and dragons. The vampirism could also be attributed to satan’s serpent form in Genesis. The cloaked and bleeding hand could be seen as the Savior or simply an ordained personality postering as a martyr. My general beliefs are to always question and challenge authority. This condition makes me weary of “organized” religious events or groups.
Personally, I believe the positive congregating of any group can have major positive affects on a community. If the god is peaceful so will be the followers, right? My eternal life in heavenly peace is not disturbed because someone else does not believe what I believe.
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Art for Artist
Where are we? Are we still in Post-Modernism? Or maybe we are Interim-Populism? We ignore the derivative incantations of contemporaries and revel in narcissistic social media outlets at nauseam.
Any thoughts? Post in comments.
Mission of sanity
Creating perfection out of natural chaos is not healthy for forming basic sanity. Chaos is inherently imperfect and obtaining anything resembling order in the midst of chaps is a success. Revel in the thought that you are able to make it through the day as turmoil surrounds your neighbors and you lay in bed unscathed.
breath easy and rest in placid slumber as the Earth nestles your matter and brings you around to glisten in the sun again tomorrow.
wait for no one. Depend on nothing. Embrace your fear. Live your life. Breed passion for those you love and bask in the moonlight when dark days are ahead.
be blessed in life and may you always be happy, healthy and wise.
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Introduction to the Artist:
Born in 1980 in Tennessee, Joshua has had a passion for art his whole life. He graduated from MTSU with a Bachelors in Art and has created a career for himself in the lighting industry. Joshua, remains inspired by images from film and politics. He continues to create art and is planning a large showing in the near future in Nashville, TN.
Artists: Dali, Monet, Escher, Basquait, Kandinsky, Picasso...
Contemporaries: John John Jesse, Ray Caesar