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Exploring the Liminal Spaces of Joshua Flint's Surreal Paintings

January 22, 2020

Grace Ebert

“Even in the Dim Light” (2018), oil on wood panel, 18 x 18 inches. All images © Joshua Flint, shared with permission Through hazy lines and obscured faces, Joshua Flint (previously) reflects on the blurriness of in-between states in his most recent paintings. “Big Earth” shows a group of kids reaching up toward red- and pink-hued orbs that are set on a shadowy backdrop, while “Memory of Nature I” features a portrait of a man with a nondescript face as an enlarged hummingbird flies so close that it appears to be drinking from the man’s mouth. The Portland, Oregon-based painter…

 

 



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New Oil Paintings That Trace Fictitious Memories by Joshua Flint

July 4, 2017

Kate Sierzputowski

Towards the door we never opened, oil on linen, 45″ x 28″ Joshua Flint (previously) paints scenes in relationship to the way we access old memories in our mind, blurring motions and obscuring the identities of his works’ subjects. The visual narratives are not linear, but rather create a surreal mash-up of landscapes and worlds, sourcing inspiration from digitized museum archives, vintage shops, and social media. “The paintings fluctuate between the familiar and the unknown while simultaneously including the past and present,” said Flint in an artist statement. “By rearranging the hierarchy of elements the paintings become fictions that allow…

 

 



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The Soft, Memory-Laden Oil Paintings of Joshua Flint

December 29, 2015

Kate Sierzputowski

Migration | oil on wood panel | 30″ x 30″ The oil paintings of Joshua Flint look like depictions of memories when one tries too hard to access the faded thoughts—worn corners, blurred faces, and transposed scenes that don’t quite make sense. Each work has a familiar element that seems to be cast in a dark and foreboding haze like Sandcastles, a dark painting that disguises whether the included children are building or destroying the miniature city that lies before them. “There is a dynamic interplay between experience and interpretation,” says Flint about his work. “What is remembered isn’t necessarily…

 

 

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