Did you know world-famous stand-up comic Josh Blue is also a prolific visual artist? He has been creating his own artwork in the forms of sketches, paintings, and sculptures for over 20 years. As with his on-stage improvisational skills, Josh’s art is intuitive.
Focused on capturing emotions—largely stemming from having cerebral palsy—the artist’s large acrylic paintings use vivid colors and bold strokes to exaggerate feelings. In these gestural abstractions, Josh emphasizes freedom and spontaneity by physically pouring, splattering, and dripping paint onto the canvas, resulting in layered, dimensional compositions with explosive images. The canvas is a stage in which to perform.
The artist’s drawings reflect questions about body and ability. The use of pastels and charcoal contrast with Josh’s vivid witticism. There is something appealing about works on paper, it’s almost like viewing the artist’s mind in its choices of marks; deliberate and spontaneous at the same time.
Josh Blue was born in 1978 in Cameroon and lives in Denver, Colorado, with his teenage kids.
A large selection of Josh Blue’s artwork is now displayed at 73 Art Agency’s pop-up gallery in the RiNo art district.
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Grampa is Here to Fix the Sink
10 x 5 in
Acrylic on canvas
72 x 60 in
Oil pastel on paper
12 x 9 in (framed)