Joshua Aster

patterninginplace, 2020
Egg oil tempera on linen

Artist Statement
For this project, my wife and I each decided to make a painting for opposite sides of a sandwich board. Somewhat like a kaleidoscopic image, my painting is a gridded magnification of a distorted view.

Joshua Aster is a Los Angeles based artist and abstract painter who received his MFA from UCLA in 2007. We live in an insane world. Paintings are challenges on a more intimate scale. Joshua Aster engages in a rigorous daily painting practice, finding meaning through simple shapes with an experimental mindset.  He has been featured in numerous exhibitions including solo painting exhibitions at Edward Cella Art, Karl Hutter Fine Art, Carl Berg Gallery, and LAXART. His work has been featured in the LA Weekly and The Los Angeles Times amongst other publications. He was awarded a MacDowell Residency in September 2014. He is also a founding member of the artist collective OJO, and has presented work at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Los Angeles and LACE in Hollywood, CA. His 26 ft long painting can be seen at the W Hotel in Hollywood.