Joshua Petker – Excessive

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Name: Joshua Petker
Nickname: Petker
Sign: Gemini

Favorite:
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 Speeding, out-of-date registration, suspicion of DUI.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?
A2.Orca whale

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?
A6. Never.

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.

Nicholas Bohac – God Of All Deer

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Name:   Nicholas Bohac
Nickname:   Nik.  I keep things simple.
Sign:  Sagittarius (I had to look this up.  People have told me before, but I always forget)

Favorite:

Ice Cream:  Cookie Dough…all the way.  Trader Joe’s makes one that has their brand of Oreo cookies in it.  And it’s tops.   Also, love Polly Ann’s Ice Cream in San Francisco.
Book:   Jurassic Park.  I’ve read it so many times, and it still blows my mind how much I love that book.
Color:  Anything bright.  And cool.

Q1. What animal is your spirit guide?
A1. Antlor.  He’s the god of all deer.

Q2. If you had a parrot what would you teach it to say?
A2. Probably “You’re the best” and “Ess my Dee”

Q3. What superhero would you make your sidekick?
A3. Is George Bush a superhero?  He’s basically played the part of sidekick his entire life.

Q4. What’s the best prank you have ever pulled on someone?
A4. I don’t even know.  I used to be in a band and go on tour, and we’d play pranks on each other all the time.  That was years ago, though.  I’m constantly fucking with my wife because she has to be the most gullible person I’ve ever met.

Q5. Biggest Pet Peeve?
A5. People who only post about what television shows they’re watching on their ‘Facebook’ pages.  Or people who use the word “there” when they obviously mean “they’re” or “their”.

Q6 Favorite amusement park and ride?
A5. Rollercoaster.  Does anybody say anything else?  Have people NOT seen ‘Zombieland’?

Q7. Best vacation memory?
A7.I went to Paris six years ago and it was basically the best week of my life.

Q8. Childhood ambition?
A8. Play a show with Nirvana and to be an artist. I never got to play with Nirvana, but I played in a band for years, and that was awesome.  And I’m making art, so I’m doing good, I think.

Q9. Best compliment ever received?
A9. I receive so many great compliments from so many awesome people on a daily basis, just because of what I do with my work.  I feel lucky

Q10. What do you wish was invented?
A10. A time machine.  Oh wait, John Titor already invented that shit: http://www.johntitor.com/

Part illustration, part impressionism, part realism, part of undefinable. Nicholas Bohac’s work has the haunting sense that a society or life was once present, but it is nature that prevailed. Not afraid of color, his pieces are far from a mirror image of the world around us, but an ever adjusting rainbow spilling over onto his canvas. I have a saying, perfectly imperfect. Nicholas’s techni-color world is the perfect reflection of imperfection, and it is in imperfection we find honest beauty.

For more of Nicholas Bohac’s work please visit his website.