Joshua Petker

Julia Hennock Reader Find

By Julia Hennock in New Art on Wednesday 6 February 2008

‘Romantic street painting’ or ‘renaissance graffiti’? Joshua Petker spent years as a graffiti artist in California and Europe before painting portraits of ladies. But he hasn’t hung up his hoodie in favour of crustless cucumber sandwiches just yet. His work reeks of punk, with explosions of brash colours and bloody, textured details. And he often […]

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Dan Ryan

Brendan Canning - Broken Social Scene Reader Find

By Brendan Canning - Broken Social Scene in New Art on Wednesday 23 January 2008

I went to Dan Ryan’s show a month or so back — conveniently held a block from our home — and really loved some of his paintings. His use of blacks and other darker colors was what really drew me in. The way he depicted nature was something I haven’t really seen from other artists in Toronto .

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