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Joshua Gabriel
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Gowanus



ARTIST STATEMENT: I create visual/auditory experiences using line, color, music and persona to conjure a mythic, imagined reality. The work is project-based and can take the form of immersive environments, murals, paintings, albums, videos. Obsessive, improvised line drawings act as a jumping-off point, covering walls and personal sacred objects, projected into rooms and onto ready-mades. Abstract shapes inspired by the forms and patterns of nature morph with figurative elements: human faces, animals, ancient statues. Saturated and metallic colors play a starring role. Influences from different epochs inform the aesthetic. Psychedelia is employed, but in a mutated, updated fashion. Mythologized versions of my own ego are alluded to and sometimes make appearances in the work. Personae are created and then tossed aside. The work alchemizes visual art and music to manifest a mental space for viewers to peek into, be entertained by, identify with. For years I have maintained a prolific and nonsensical career in the New York underground: exhibiting drawing-consumed canvases while simultaneously performing and recording a bizarre range of music. Mom was a Philadelphia painter. I started out as a graphic designer, moved to the big city, and subsequently dived into a seething, vibrant, underground art/club/music/dance scene. Politics informed the work for certain phases, but later, a craving for the spiritual, the cosmic, led to a new path. Recent years have yielded some large street murals, connecting themes of interconnectedness, history, and cosmic consciousness to a broad public audience. As we move forward into the unknown, the work will continue to spill out in unforeseen directions, always seeking to remind its audience that underneath the horrors of contemporary society, life is still beautifully mysterious, unfathomable, miraculous.
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  • They Are All Me
    2012
    Mixed media on un-stretched canvas
    36 x 60"

  • Mural 1: Myrtle Ave. (Heads detail)
    2012
    Paint marker, exterior paint, spray paint on concrete
    60 x 10 ft.
    Outdoor mural for International Stone Collections in Beford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.

  • Mural 2: Space, Sea, Sky (Mother detail)
    2013
    Paint marker, exterior paint, spray paint on concrete
    76 x 12 ft.
    Second outdoor mural for International Stone Collections in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.

  • Mural 1: Myrtle Ave. (Singer detail)
    2012
    Paint marker, exterior paint, spray paint on concrete
    60 x 10 ft.
    Outdoor mural for International Stone Collections in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.

  • Mural 2: Space, Sea, Sky (Wave detail)
    2013
    Paint marker, exterior paint, spray paint on concrete
    76 x 12 ft.
    Second mural for International Stone Collections in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.

  • Mural 1: Myrtle Ave. (long view)
    2012
    Paint marker, exterior paint, spray paint on concrete
    60 x 10 ft.
    Outdoor mural for International Stone Collections in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.

  • Ravi Mountain
    2009
    Marker, watercolor on paper
    11 x 14"

  • Autumn Mother
    2013
    Paint marker, acrylic, spray paint on un-stretched canvas
    77 x 60"

  • The Serpent
    2009
    marker, watercolor on paper
    16 x 22"

  • Lion
    2013
    Digital C-print (marker, photoshop)
    24 x 60"

  • Cosmic Sneaker
    2013
    Digital C-print (marker, photoshop)
    36 x 25"

  • Floating Thru Eternity
    2010
    Marker, photoshop
    18 x 24"

  • Looking Down
    2010
    Marker
    18 x 24"

  • Goddess
    2010
    silkscreen, acrylic on canvas
    24 x 36"
    Original drawing marker on paper. Scanned and made into a silkscreen, then printed on canvas and handprinted. Also can be printed digitally.

  • Book of Gemini
    2011
    Digital C-print (marker, photoshop)
    48 x 48"
    Cover for CD of original music.

  • Red Scroll
    2014
    Mixed media on un-stretched canvas
    28 x 42"

  • Divided
    2008
    Marker, photoshop
    18 x 24"

  • Dylan Illuminated
    2010
    paint marker, acrylic, spray paint on canvas
    11 x 14"

  • Ziggy
    2008
    MIxed media on canvas
    10 x 20"

  • Red Handed
    2012
    Paint marker, acrylic, spray paint on canvas
    24 x 48"
 








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