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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

Bad Joke, Long History
acrylic, oil, enamel, spray paint, marker and charcoal on found uv-based inkjet print on vinyl (billboard fragment), hung with gold plated staples
40" x 36"
2016
Mythical Upload
acrylic, oil, enamel, spray paint, marker and charcoal on found uv-based inkjet print on vinyl (billboard fragment), hung with gold plated staples
14 3/4" x 11 1/2"
2015
Smoking While Biking
acrylic, oil, enamel, spray paint, marker and charcoal on found uv-based inkjet print on vinyl (billboard fragment), hung with gold plated staples
29.50" x 42.25"
2015
Doppelgänger No. 02 (Knowing You've Failed/No Longer In Contact)
acrylic, oil, enamel, spray paint, marker, charcoal and collage on solvent based inkjet print on 13oz vinyl, hung with gold plated staples
45 1/2" x 40"
2015
Knowing You've Failed
acrylic, oil, enamel, spray paint, marker and charcoal on found uv-based inkjet print on vinyl (billboard fragment), hung with gold plated staples
40" x 36 1/2"
2013
She's a Statue
acrylic, oil, enamel, spray paint, marker and charcoal on found uv-based inkjet print on vinyl (billboard fragment), hung with gold plated staples
23" X 26"
2015
The Absorbency of Nothing
acrylic, oil, enamel, spray paint, marker and charcoal on found uv-based inkjet print on vinyl (billboard fragment), hung with gold plated staples
68" x 44"
2014
Affluenza
acrylic, oil, enamel, spray paint, marker and charcoal on found uv-based inkjet print on vinyl (billboard fragment), hung with gold plated staples
51.25" x 33.5
2015
Dirty Primaries
acrylic, oil, enamel, spray paint, marker and charcoal on found uv-based inkjet print on vinyl (billboard fragment), hung with gold plated staples
60.5" x 47"
2014
Hiked Too Far
acrylic, oil, enamel, spray paint, marker and charcoal on solvent-based inkjet print on 13oz vinyl, hung with gold plated staples
40 3/4" x 34 3/4"
2015
Useless Formal Device
acrylic, oil, enamel, spray paint, marker and charcoal on found uv-based inkjet print on vinyl (billboard fragment), hung with gold plated staples
37 1/2" x 29
2013
Clearly Damaged
acrylic, oil, enamel, spray paint, marker and charcoal on found uv-based inkjet print on vinyl (billboard fragment), hung with gold plated staples
66" x 78"
2013
Isn't Where We Started
acrylic, oil, enamel, spray paint, marker and charcoal on found uv-based inkjet print on vinyl (billboard fragment), hung with gold plated staples
75" x 62"
2013
Rest Assured/End is Near
acrylic, oil, enamel, spray paint, marker and charcoal on found uv-based inkjet print on vinyl (billboard fragment), hung with gold plated staples
82" x 57 1/2"
2013
Doppelganger No. 20 (Rest Assured/ End is Near)
acrylic, oil, enamel, spray paint, marker, charcoal and collage on solvent-based inkjet print on 13oz vinyl, hung with gold plated staples
42 3/4" x 56 1/2"
2015
Make His Face a Smoking Wound
acrylic, gesso and collage with found uv-based inkjet print on vinyl (billboard fragment), hung with gold plated staples (in two parts)
77 1/2" x 78 1/2"
2015
Sweat Test, Iron Will
acrylic, oil, enamel, spray paint, marker and charcoal on found uv-based inkjet print on vinyl (billboard fragment), hung with gold plated staples
40" x 47.5"
2013
Little Gridder
acrylic, oil, enamel, spray paint, marker and charcoal on found uv-based inkjet print on vinyl (billboard fragment), hung with gold plated staples
22.5" x 31"
2013
Doppelganger No. 13 (Road Humps)
acrylic, oil, enamel, spray paint, marker and charcoal on solvent-based inkjet print on 13oz vinyl, hung with gold plated staples
17 1/4" x 21 1/4"
2015
Road Humps
acrylic, oil, enamel, spray paint, marker and charcoal on found uv-based inkjet print on vinyl (billboard fragment), hung with gold plated staples
18" x 22.5"
2013
After Eviction
acrylic, oil, enamel, spray paint, marker and charcoal on found uv-based inkjet print on vinyl (billboard fragment), hung with gold plated staples
68" x 85"
2013
Doppelganger No.05 (Slugs and Snails)
acrylic, oil, enamel, spray paint, marker and charcoal on solvent-based inkjet print on 13oz vinyl, hung with gold plated staples
72" x 49 1/2"
2015
Slugs and Snails
acrylic, oil, enamel, spray paint, marker and charcoal on found uv-based inkjet print on vinyl (billboard fragment), hung with gold plated staples
68" x 44 1/2"
2013
McGriddle/XBOX360
acrylic, oil, enamel, spray paint, marker and charcoal on found uv-based inkjet print on vinyl (billboard fragment), hung with gold plated staples (diptyct)
66 1/2" x 86 1/2"
2013
I Know Your Every Move
acrylic, oil, enamel, marker and charcoal on found uv-based inkjet print on vinyl (billboard fragment), hung with gold plated staples
68" x 67"
2013
Cumbersome Dips
acrylic, oil, enamel, spray paint, marker and charcoal on found uv-based inkjet print on vinyl (billboard fragment), hung with gold plated staples
88.5" x 65.5"
2013
Doppelgänger No.03
acrylic, oil, enamel, spray paint, marker and charcoal on solvent-based inkjet print on 13oz vinyl, hung with gold plated staples
52" x 74"
2015
Superior Totem
acrylic, oil, enamel, marker, charcoal and tape on found uv-based inkjet print on vinyl (billboard fragment), hung with gold plated staples
47" x 68.5"
2013
Doppelganger No.11 (Qualifies for Credit)
acrylic, oil, enamel, spray paint, marker and charcoal on solvent-based inkjet print on 13oz vinyl, hung with gold plated staples
19" x 13 1/4"
2015
Qualifies For Credit
acrylic, oil, enamel and marker on found uv-based inkjet print on vinyl (billboard fragment), hung with gold plated staples
67" x 49"
2013
Doppelganger No. 19 (Not Much of a Writer)
acrylic, oil, enamel, marker and charcoal on solvent-based inkjet print on 13oz vinyl, hung with gold plated staples
25" x 19 1/2"
2015
Not Much Of A Writer
acrylic, oil, enamel and marker on found uv-based inkjet print on vinyl (billboard fragment), hung with gold plated staples (diptyct)
60" x 69"
2013
Big Shoutout
acrylic, oil, enamel and marker on found uv-based inkjet print on vinyl (billboard fragment), hung with gold plated staples
64" x 116"
2013
Drawl
acrylic, oil, enamel, spray paint, marker and charcoal on found uv-based inkjet print on vinyl (billboard fragment), hung with gold plated staples
75" x 88"
2012
World's Most Expensive Dog
acrylic, oil, enamel, spray paint, marker and charcoal on found uv-based inkjet print on vinyl (billboard fragment), hung with gold plated staples
85" x 75"
2012
Plundered Mass
acrylic, oil, enamel, spray paint, marker and charcoal on found uv-based inkjet print on vinyl (billboard fragment), hung with gold plated staples
124" x 74"
2012
For An Administration Somewhere
acrylic, oil, enamel, spray paint, marker and charcoal on found uv-based inkjet print on vinyl (billboard fragment), hung with gold plated staples
85" x 75"
2012
RTSSRBL
acrylic, oil, enamel, spray paint, marker and charcoal on found uv-based inkjet print on vinyl (billboard fragment), hung with gold plated staples
73" X 56"
2013
Reservoir
acrylic, oil, enamel, spray paint, marker and charcoal on found uv-based inkjet print on vinyl (billboard fragment), hung with gold plated staples
89" x 75"
2012
Schmear
acrylic, oil, enamel, spray paint, marker and charcoal on found uv-based inkjet print on vinyl (billboard fragment), hung with gold plated staples
75" x 88"
2012
Blimey Limey
acrylic, oil, enamel, spray paint, marker and charcoal on found uv-based inkjet print on vinyl (billboard fragment), hung with gold plated staples
88" x 71"
2012
Doppelganger No. 14 (Heavenly Armpit)
acrylic, oil, enamel, spray paint, marker and charcoal on solvent-based inkjet print on 13oz vinyl, hung with gold plated staples
21 3/4" x 27 1/4"
2015
Heavenly Armpit
acrylic, oil, enamel, spray paint, marker and charcoal on solvent-based inkjet print on 13oz vinyl, hung with gold plated staples
44" x 57"
2012
Push Through
acrylic, oil, enamel, spray paint, marker and charcoal on found uv-based inkjet print on vinyl (billboard fragment), hung with gold plated staples
44 1/2" x 55"
2012
Greener Than Gold
acrylic, oil, enamel, spray paint, marker and charcoal on found uv-based inkjet print on vinyl (billboard fragment), hung with gold plated staples
56" x 89"
2012
Dump
acrylic, oil, enamel, spray paint, marker and charcoal on found uv-based inkjet print on vinyl (billboard fragment), hung with gold plated staples
44 1/2" x 55"
2012
Eert + Bernie
acrylic, oil, enamel, spray paint, marker and charcoal on found uv-based inkjet print on vinyl (billboard fragment), hung with gold plated staples (diptyct)
56" x 90"
2012