Name: Joshua Petker
Food = Cheese
Book = right now it is Journey to the End of the Night by F.F. Celine
Season = Winter
Q1. How many times have you been pulled over? And why?
A1.Numerous times in my teens and twenties. Speeding, out-of-date registration, suspicion of DUI. Kid stuff like that.
Q2. What animal is your spirit guide?
Q3. What’s your vice?
A3.Excess in all forms
Q4. If you could live in a movie for a day, which movie would it be? Would you be yourself or another character?
A4. That’s a tough one. There are many forms I’d like to take in many films though I’d always be me. I recently saw Akira Kurosawa’s film ‘Dreams’. I’d love to just run through the Van Gogh part as myself.
Q5. If your art was an ice cream flavor which one would it be?
A5. Green Tea
Q6. Did you have an imaginary friend as a child?
Q7. Personal Quote?
A7. All is pretty.
Q8. Do you believe in horoscopes and zodiac signs?
A8. I believe in life and I believe in death. I don’t believe in much in-between.
Q9. Do you drink coffee? If so how many cups a day?
A9. I drink about 4 cups in the morning.
Q10. Best show you have ever been too?
A10.I went to college in Olympia, Washington around 2000. I miss the local acts at local bars more than anything I’ve seen since.
When it came time for me to describe Joshua Petker’s art I was at a momentary loss of words. I love his use of color and I couldn’t find the correct word to use until now, flow. Joshua Petker allows his paint to flow in and out of itself to enhance and vibrate each individual color. The initial word I wanted to use was blend, but the colors aren’t blended. They stand a lone yet interact, like two lovers in a swimming pool flirtatiously circling one another. Filled with movement the composition is grounded and focused on his beautiful and edgy women. They are a solid presence in his pieces, fully immersed in their surrounding world yet completely detached. A silent self awareness.
Please visit Joshua Petker’s website to see more of his work.