Artist Spotlight: Josh Tiessen
Josh Tiessen is an international award-winning contemporary artist based near Toronto, Canada and one of Princeton’s Ambassadors. Tiessen is best known for his hyper-surreal shaped oil paintings, which take up to 1,700 hours to complete, and reflect the interaction between the natural world and human-made structures, drawing upon his studies in philosophy, theology, and environmentalism. Josh loves to use Princeton Velvetouch and Select Artiste brushes to complete his work.
This Spring, New York gallery Rehs Contemporary will present the newest body of work from Josh Tiessen – Vanitas and Viriditas. You can see it from April 28th to May 26th. This solo exhibition will be comprised of 23 meticulously crafted paintings and drawings, which required more than 5,000 hours of studio work over the last three years.
Vanitas and Viriditas is an exploration of two divergent perspectives on wisdom and how we might flourish in a modern society filled with facts but mired in confusion. If you're in New York, don't miss your chance to see Josh's work!