Joshua Cave

Region: Northeast


City / State: BROOKLYN, NY

Truth is often portrayed as a set of rules or ideas to be intellectually understood—the human spirit is comforted by what the mind can explain. In contrast, or perhaps in rejection, in my paintings I pursue the visceral. I am interested in the work being inhabited by something greater than my hand, my ideas, my effort, believing that truth is not a doctrine but an experience, conveyed through elusive qualities such as sincerity and conviction. Employing common elements set within vague (possibly “surreal”) atmospheres, such as skies and floors layered on and within each other, each work is an intuitive search for a point of rest, where the inanimate becomes animated.