Artists: Joshua Burbank
Location: The Outsiders Newcastle
Dates: Friday 21st of June 2013 to Saturday 20th of July 2013
Joshua Burbank creates his mixed media art from a studio in the Balearic Islands, a Mediterranean paradise that has been connected with hedonism and mystical spirituality for thousands of years.
Joshua's art begins as collage formed from clippings taken out of high-end lifestyle magazines. Using oil paints, he transforms the collages into epic vignettes inspired by the "fantasy art" of the 1970s. The imaginary scenes retain references to our modern age, including contemporary make-up on the proud female figures who are his heroines. Wielding magical contraptions, vorpal blades and considerable presence these heroines embody the appeal, and potency, of emancipated modern womanhood.