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Artist Statement | Remixes and Samples Series |
The paintings in Joshua Brennan’s Remixes and Sample (aka Doppelgängers) series manifest as complex palimpsests. Some evoke the era of painterly abstract expressionism. Others, with graffiti-esque surfaces undulate between sleek and homely, full of buffing and erasure, relate to defaced walls and advertisements found in any urban environment. The push and pull of typographic abstraction is in constant flux. Some letterforms are intact; others totally blown apart, do not yield their messages. Slipping glimpses of figuration and unredeemed landscapes lie within the compositions waiting to be discovered. These billboards were originally large, obtrusive advertisements, which hung high in the sky to manipulate the consumer. Now, each appropriated fragment has the ability to communicate something else, in a new way. Ultimately, they are free to move forward and subvert their original intentions as a crass advertisement and bring a moment of beauty into an otherwise harsh realm.

Works in this gallery span 2007-15

She's a Statue
mixed media on inkjet print on vinyl
23" X 26"
2015
Uploaded as Something Else
mixed media on inkjet print on vinyl
11 1/2” x 14 3/4”
2015
Doppelgänger No. 02 (No Longer In Contact)
mixed media on inkjet print on vinyl
45 1/2" x 40"
2015
Smoking While Biking
mixed media on inkjet print on vinyl
29.50" x 42.25"
2015
The Absorbency of Nothing
mixed media on inkjet print on vinyl
68" x 44"
2014
Affluenza
mixed media on inkjet print on vinyl
51.25" x 33.5
2015
Dirty Primaries
mixed media on inkjet print on vinyl
60.5" x 47"
2014
Doppelgänger No.03
mixed media on inkjet print on vinyl
52" x 74"
2015
Bound Legs Spread
mixed media on inkjet print on vinyl
61" x 41 1/2"
2014
This isn't where we started
mixed media on inkjet print on vinyl
75" x 62"
2013
Rest Assured/End is Near
mixed media on inkjet print on vinyl
82" x 57 1/2"
2013
Sweat Test, Iron Will
mixed media on vinyl inkjet billboard print
40" x 47.5"
2013
V, X
mixed media on vinyl inkjet billboard print
24" x 34"
2013
Clearly Damaged
mixed media on vinyl inkjet billboard print
66" x 78"
2013
Little Gridder
mixed media on vinyl inkjet billboard print
22.5" x 31"
2013
Road Humps
mixed media on vinyl inkjet billboard print
18" x 22.5"
2013
After Eviction
mixed media on vinyl inkjet billboard print
85" x 68"
2013
I Know Your Every Move
mixed media on inkjet print on vinyl
68" x 67"
2013
Cumbersome Dips
mixed media on vinyl inkjet billboard print
88.5" x 65.5"
2013
Superior Totem
mixed media on vinyl inkjet billboard print
47" x 68.5"
2013
McGriddle
mixed media on vinyl inkjet billboard print
42" x 65"
2013
XBOX360
mixed media on vinyl inkjet billboard print
42" x 65"
2013
Not Much Of A Writer
silkscreen with mixed media on vinyl inkjet billboard print
60" x 69"
2013
Put it in My Mouth Please
mixed media and collage on inkjet print on vinyl
80" x 90"
2014
World's Most Expensive Dog
mixed media on inkjet print on vinyl
85" x 75"
2012
Plundered Mass
mixed media on vinyl
124" x 74"
2012
For An Administration Somewhere
mixed media on vinyl inkjet billboard print
85" x 75"
2012
RTSSRBL
mixed media on vinyl
73" X 56"
2013
Schmear
mixed media on vinyl inkjet billboard print
75" x 88"
2012
Blimey Limey
mixed media on vinyl
71" x 88"
2012
Don't Dry
mixed media on vinyl
57" x 44"
2012
Greener Than Gold
mixed media on vinyl
89" x 56"
2012
Drawl
mixed media on vinyl
75" x 88"
2012
Dump
mixed media on vinyl
55" x 44.5"
2012
Ernie
mixed media on vinyl inkjet billboard print
44" x 55"
2012
Illicit Guston
mixed media and plexiglas
30" x 25"
2013
Layer Buff
mixed media on paper
40" x 30"
2012
PFDFRAWW
mixed media on paper
44" x 31"
2012
Screamers Screaming
mixed media on paper
38" x 36"
2012
Bad Actor
mixed media on paper
35" x 23"
2012
Urban Removal
mixed media on paper
24" x 21 1/2"
2011
Favorite Garage
mixed media on paper
38" x 26"
2012
Temporary Obstacle
mixed media on paper
32" x 24"
2012
Rag Mat No.01 (Crossed Paths)
mixed media and collage on paint rag
12" x 12" variable
2011
Rag Mat No.02 (Bean Eater)
mixed media and collage on paint rag
12" x 12" variable
2011
Rag Mat No.03 (Difficulties)
mixed media and collage on paint rag
12" x 12" variable
2011
Rag Mat No.04 (Explosive Remains)
mixed media and collage on paint rag
12" x 12" variable
2011
Rag Mat No.05 (Fifthsies)
mixed media and collage on paint rag
12" x 12" variable
2011
Rag Mat No.06 (Si Señor)
mixed media and collage on paint rag
12" x 12" variable
2011
Rag Mat No.07 (Sink Hole)
mixed media and collage on paint rag
12" x 12" variable
2011
Sketchy-ness and Peachy-ness
mixed media on paper bag
20" x 14"
2011
Fury Flourish
mixed media on paper bag
20" x 14"
2011
Just Hanging There
mixed media on paper bag
20" x 14"
2012
Blue Light Special
mixed media on paper bag
12" x 18"
2011
Creature
mixed media on paper
24" x 19"
2010
Antenna Pile
mixed media on paper
26" x 39 1/2"
2010
Sculpture
mixed media on paper
32" x 23"
2010
Reclining Landscape
mixed media on paper
44" x 30"
2010
Just Do What We Wanna
mixed media on paper
22" x 30"
2010
Face Up
mixed media on paper
22" x 30"
2010
Slick Shlock
mixed media on paper
22" x 30"
2010
Layer Buff
mixed media on paper
22" x 30"
2010
R,R,r,r
mixed media on paper
22" x 30"
2010
Tongue Thrasher No.01
mixed media on canvas
42" x 51"
2009
Tongue Thrasher No.02
mixed media on canvas
40" x 50"
2009
Tongue Thrasher No.03
mixed media on canvas
42" x 51"
2009
Tongue Thrasher No.04
mixed media on canvas
42" x 53"
2009
Tongue Thrasher No.05
mixed media on canvas
40" x 50"
2009
Tongue Thrasher No.06
mixed media on canvas
42" x 53"
2009
4 tit
mixed media and collage on paper
13" x 16"
2008
3 not
mixed media and collage on paper
14" x 16"
2008
Drape
mixed media and collage on paper
14" x 18"
2008
Todd
mixed media and collage on paper
14" x 18"
2008
Giacomo
mixed media and collage on paper
13" x 14"
2008
Knock on the Door
mixed media and collage on paper
15" x 17"
2008
EE Cindy
mixed media on paper
42" x 32"
2008
Toneto
mixed media and collage on paper
16" x 22"
2008
Vino Stain
mixed media and collage on paper
13" x 16"
2008
Forgetting Something
mixed media on paper
32" x 23"
2007
Roast Beef
mixed media and collage on sintra
36" x 48"
2007
 Thou Shall Not Care
mixed media on found poster
30" x 42"
2007
Letter Fragment
Mixed media on paper
20" x 30"
2007
Structured Changeling
mixed medi and collage on paper
37" x 25"
2007
Big Time
mixed media on matboard
9" x 11"
2007