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Joshua Suda  Scranton, PA

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Suda subtly seduces his audience with his play between ultra-photorealistic representation and haunting, or sometimes humorous, fiction. This play invites onlookers to participate in an intimate dialogue with his paintings, pushing us to question the boundaries between art and ‘real” life. Suda’s exceptional technical virtuosity blends meticulously with a shot of finely tuned imagination. In this way, his paintings seem to constantly refer to, yet firmly reject, the Renaissance ideal of painting’s role as a ‘window” into another world. Half-hidden faces break unexpectedly into the viewer’s space, and painted models pose behind painted frames encased in yet another frame. Playful and poignant, Joshua Suda’s work uses precise technical proficiency as a vehicle to coax and twist reality into something provocatively original.


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Barry

07.01.2010 @ 9:29 AM

Saw your work at the now defunct portrait gallery in Santa Fe some years ago, and never forgot it. Would love to do a small commission.

Maria

02.26.2010 @ 6:08 PM

Very nice. I really like the color focal point, but the black and white is just as beautiful. Strange, but absolutely stunning.

Harold higgin

02.26.2010 @ 6:01 PM

Her taste in eyes leave a little to be desired, but then again who am I to pick and chose.?
"Beauty, after all, lies in the 'eye' of the beholder."

K

02.26.2010 @ 5:33 PM

Great modernist spin on Trompe l'oeil. I also liked how the portrait of the girl in hoop earrings somehow evoked generational mirroring, as though the ripped photograph was the grandmother or mother at that age, and the girl in color was the current incarnation.

Diana

02.26.2010 @ 4:19 PM

I love seeing reality played with like this, and it works best if you have his mastery of the medium. Whether you like his work or not, you have to admire the technical excellence he has achieved.

Casey shannon

02.26.2010 @ 11:44 AM

Paintings with an interesting 'view'.!

Laura

02.26.2010 @ 10:53 AM

Very realistic paintings. Makes you think they're photos. One of the most interesting is on the website, a guy with tatoos made to look like a religious icon. Creative!

Kevin hilgenh

02.26.2010 @ 9:40 AM

i like it, it's very plain and simple yet a meaningful piece of art.

Joshua wright

02.26.2010 @ 8:43 AM

This art work is very nice and i will be showing it on my site. I belive that the art work stands out(all black in white with a splash of something realstic) it is just wonderful!

Betty

02.26.2010 @ 7:55 AM

I went into see Joshua's work and saw the entire spectrum of Broadstreet. Real marvelous works guys. Their is a haunting quality in all your respective works
that is enhanced by your painting technique, composition and color. Thanks...

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