Josh Blackwell

Working across mediums, Josh Blackwell creates art objects and installations that explore and challenge the purpose and use of everyday, disposable items. Using characteristically bold hues and textured surfaces, he constructs a careful critique of the two-dimensional boundaries of painting in Paper Sweaters (2011). In Plastic Bag as Humble Present (2012), discarded bags are reclaimed and immortalized as works of art, ennobling the objects while simultaneously rendering them functionally useless. Blackwell's work has been exhibited in numerous institutions, including Museum Bellerive in Zurich and MoMA PS1.