I'll Be Awake, I'll Be With You
Oil on Canvas
6" X 6" X 1 1/2"
Joshua Hogan's paintings are an allegory for the interactions he experiences and the relationships between people in his own personal story. Painting is how he interprets the stories running through his mind that affect, form, and reshape his own sense-of-self. Some paintings begin with a personal feeling of disappointment but find resolution as the interaction of shapes find a sense of purpose. In other paintings, Hogan’s shapes can’t find resolution. Patterns interfere and cause delay in the ability to get attention or gain acceptance. The atmospheric shifts of color in his paintings introduce a new spectrum to the visible world and describe what it might look like to see through this world.