I am fascinated by my painterly process applied to the digital system, the canvas becomes photoshop, the brush transforms into...

Appropriation is a consistent gesture in my practice that emerges in varying degrees of explicit or implicit allusions. Studying my domestic setting as the contemporary studio has pushed personal happenings into public space, my artistic scope turned inwards. A strange place as I watch, participate, and examine. My house as my studio is a confusing position, caught in a struggle between recording events or living them. Critiquing masculinity, traditional family values and constructed images. To communicate intimate values I appropriate recognisable figures and images, use them as a familiar space to bridge the gap of idiosyncratic visuals. I strive to be the quintessential observer. Working within my immediate environment to construct an altered version of our reality.

Joshua Cooper.

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Appropriation is a consistent gesture in my practice that emerges in varying degrees of explicit or implicit allusions. Studying my domestic setting as the contemporary studio has pushed personal happenings into public space, my artistic scope turned inwards. A strange place as I watch, participate, and examine. My house as my studio is a confusing position, caught in a struggle between recording events or living them. Critiquing masculinity, traditional family values and constructed images. To communicate intimate values I appropriate recognisable figures and images, use them as a familiar space to bridge the gap of idiosyncratic visuals. I strive to be the quintessential observer. Working within my immediate environment to construct an altered version of our reality.

Joshua Cooper.

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