Josh Keyes: The Artist in Evolution

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Keyes has always created work with almost apocalyptic visions of a world abandoned, where humans have left behind materialistic remnants of civilization. But recently, his life and art have markedly evolved. In almost striking similarities with his work, he has become rooted in the Pacific Northwest, with the lush environment now on each canvas. Gone are the dioramas, the signature white-background pieces that famously identified him; enter a more personal style, darker, and oddly, paintings suffused with humanity.

Issue Preview: August 2015 with Mary Iverson

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 02, 2015
Juxtapoz is very excited this month to have one of our favorite painters, the great Seattle-based artist Mary Iverson on the cover of August 2015. Although perhaps not overtly political, the August 2015 issue is our look at some of the best artists in the world's approach to environmental issues. From climate change to extinction, using Earth materials to challenging conventional means of production, we gathered an eclectic group of artists that are inspiring and progressive.

New Prints: Josh Keyes, Lisa Ericson, Lindsey Carr, and Kevin Earl Taylor

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Antler Gallery has launched their inaugural Blacklist with a set of four new limited edition prints by Lindsey Carr, Josh Keyes, Kevin Earl Taylor, and Lisa Ericson.

Happy Earth Day: New Paintings from Josh Keyes

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 22, 2014
We think there is probably no better way to celebrate Earth Day here on the Juxtapoz website than with the paintings of artist Josh Keyes! The February, 2010 cover artist has a handful of fantastic new work on his website.

Josh Keyes "The Far Side of the World—Old Ones", Part 1

Juxtapoz // Friday, February 14, 2014
Josh Keyes has been a favorite of many of our readers over the past half decade. From his original base in Oakland to his new studio outside of Portland, Keyes has become synonymous with a certain style of environmental awareness and approach, depicting animals in a post-apocalyptic world with humans but existing within the infrastructures created by us. The former cover artist just released a new series of paintings under the moniker, "The Far Side of the World—Old Ones", part of an ongoing series released on his site throughout 2014.

Josh Keyes' Compelling Canvases

Illustration // Monday, July 01, 2013
Based in Portland, Oregon, artist Josh Keyes' style borrows heavily from the intricate diagrams and detailed illustrations often seen in science textbooks, showing cross sections of improbable habitats populated by species from very disparate environments. His paintings convey a fantastic sense of movement frozen in time, like the posed dramas preserved in the static dioramas of a natural history museum. Over the years, Keyes' vision has evolved into a signature blend of eco-surrealism and dystopian themes, a collection of scenes culled from a none too distant future of ecological disintegration and chaos caused by human waste and indifference to the natural world.

Preview: Josh Keyes "The Circus and The Sea" @ Roq La Rue, Seattle

Juxtapoz // Friday, November 09, 2012
As we noted on the site the other day, tonight, Friday, November 9, Portland-based fine artist, Josh Keyes, opens a new solo show, The Circus and The Sea, at Roq La Rue Gallery in Seattle. Today we have a nice preview, as well as noting that Mr Keyes will release a new print, Exodus I, available only to walk in's to the gallery starting at 5pm on November 9th.

Josh Keyes "The Circus and The Sea" & Print Release @ Roq La Rue Gallery, Seattle

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 06, 2012
This Friday, November 9, Portland-based fine artist, Josh Keyes, opens a new solo show, The Circus and The Sea, at Roq La Rue Gallery in Seattle. Featuring a new series of paintings, Keyes will also release a new print, Exodus I, available only to walk in's to the gallery starting at 5pm on November 9th. You got to be there to get it. All profits from the print go to the Big Life Foundation, a organization that is actively combating wildlife poaching in east Africa.

New Print Release: Josh Keyes "Sirens"

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Februrary 2010 cover artist, Josh Keyes, always garners attention when releasing a new body of work or print, and on Monday, July 16th at 11AM PST, Keyes will release his new print, Sirens. The print will be signed and numbered in an edition of 150 on archival Giclee on Optima One 100% cotton paper (300 gsm weight, sized at 18"x24" with deckled edges. What we like in particular is Keyes' posting process pics for the image on his blog this past week.

Josh Keyes "Above and Below" @ Joseph Gross Gallery, Tucson

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Something for the Arizona crowd to look forward to. Portland, Oregon-based fine artist Josh Keyes will be opening Above and Below at the University of Arizona's Joseph Gross Gallery in Tucson starting on May 21, 2012. As the Gallery notes, "Above and Below dissects into a syncopated and practiced arrangement of uncommon encounters. Keyes’ creatures embody global political and social upheaval while poised to face the colossal summit of civil decay."
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