Category Archives: Joshua Flint

What’s Next 06 | Nov

Up next are paintings from the incredible Joshua Flint!! His paintings are a “metaphor for how we experience life.”


Artist Statement:

My work is based on images curated from many sources such as digitized museum archives, vintage shops, and social media platforms. The paintings fluctuate between the familiar and the unknown while simultaneously including the past and present. By rearranging the hierarchy of elements the paintings become fictions that allow countless interpretations. Layered into works are references to liminality, ecological issues, neuroscience, psychological states, and the history of painting, among others.

The images sourced from out-of-date materials hold a special fascination. Much like observing the ruins of an old, grand building or a church in a state of decay, the characters and objects that populate his paintings are employed to create a sense of ephemerality, imbuing the work with a kind of fascination and disquiet, over the passage of time. Used in this way they serve as reminders that cutting edge trends and novelty will evolve into new iterations or be abandoned altogether. Using these sources for my paintings allows a certain distance to reinterpret as I see fit. I can see this person or place in a photograph but know nothing about what is going on beyond those paper borders. That ambiguity, between the seen and unseen, between the real and the imaginary, is where my paintings live.

Mock-Up 02 | Oct

One of the great things about thinking of buying a new painting is visualizing it in the space and with a little computer magic we can help make that easier. Here is one of Joshua Flints paintings mocked up above a clients fireplace. 

New small painting 22 | Sep

16″ x 12″, The Hidden & Unknowable, oil on linen, 2020

∆ joshua ∆

I Love Hue 16 | Aug

For our upcoming group show next month we asked each of our artists to create a painting highlighting the paint color they are most in love with. Here’s Joshua Flints painting for the show. “Infinity Pool” 36” x 48” oil on canvas – his color was Dioxazine Purple 

For the opening we’ll be displaying the paint tubes with the art.

From Joshua 04 | Feb


Just re-fell in love with this one from Joshua.  Enjoy!

A new painting 24 | Apr



A new 30″ x 40″ painting that I’ll set aside for now and check back on in a
If it feels like I didn’t paint the work, then I’ll consider it finished.

– Josh

Mnemosyne’s Daughters Series 19 | Aug















Mnemosyne’s Daughters Series:

Mnemosyne (pronounced, ni-mo-sa-nee) in Greek literature is the embodiment
of memory and mother of science, art, and literature. As the inventor of
words and language, she preserves the stories of history and myth (and
their entanglement), while being viewed more as a historical figure and
less as a god.

This series of paintings explores the blurring between fact and fiction
that dates back to ancient Greece, and beyond; while paying homage to an
underserved group, female fighters pilots, whose stories aren’t as well
known. The paintings are derived from historical women, however, they
function as archetypes or symbols rather than distinct individuals, and
thus are not portraits.

Even though the Greeks hadn’t realized how identity was formed or culture
preserved, on a scientific level their instinctual blending of fact and
fiction has been reaffirmed through neurobiology and modern scientific
advancements in studies of the brain. We collect experiences and every time
we return to an experience it is recalled differently, and in a different
way, forming new pathways to that memory. This amalgamation of continuously
altered memories forms one’s identity. As we remember others or our pasts
selves myth finds a way in. Analysis of our atomic particles has revealed
we are 70% comprised of star matter, so the worship of the celestial was
also insightful by the Greeks.

Space is the river of time much like memory.

Each piece is 12″ x12″ made with oils on cradled wood panel.
This series will be arriving very soon. If you are interested please
contact the gallery.

Bird Watchers 12 | Aug

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Bird watchers, 60″ x 72″, oil on canvas.

*Bird Catchers *is a great example of my practice where I rely on the
subconscious to evolve the painting through its various phases without a
predetermined end point. If a work develops to a stage where it has lost or
lacks adequate tension, I’ll employ digital software to incorporate or
remove subject matter. By utilizing digital tools I can test new elements
or alter the current aspects found within the painting. I’m reminded of
T.S. Eliot, who called this phase ‘critical labor;’ the labor of sifting,
combining, constructing, connecting, and testing of imagery. I move freely
between traditional and digital tools until I’m satisfied with the
direction. This isn’t a strict approach but one that allows plenty of
fluidity of thought and flexibility in my practice. The two dancers in *Bird
Catchers *were in a variety of environments before the iceberg laden ocean
setting that exists in the painting today.

I’m reminded of Conrad Martin, the artist that traveled on the HMS Beagle
with Charles Darwin to record the landscapes and animals new to Europeans.
The voyages brought the human back closer to the environment versus the
separation that culture had pushed for centuries. You can see this in how
the figures merge or dissolve with the surrounding environment. The cycles
of the seasons and the passage of time are echoed in the diagonal
multi-present sun arching across the sky which connect the two figures. The
idea of time, seasonal change, memory, and the nature of recollection is
also present with the two dancers alongside the iceberg off in the

This painting is available and can be viewed in the gallery.

Electric Dream 05 | Aug

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Electric Dream, 60″ x 40″, oil on canvas.

Onlookers gaze in unison at the interaction between a man and two women,
one is clothed the other is not.

A neighborhood of box-like, modern homes are illuminated by those inside.

Two children are watching it all unfold.

Does *Electric Dream*touch upon an Orwellian theme? Is it a scene of
ritualistic activity to bind a community? Or, is it a conglomeration of
dreams where multiple storylines are made coherent in recollection? It
depends on your viewpoint.

The methodology with which I build my paintings leaves room for the
unexpected. I began this painting not knowing the exact outcome. Starting
with the subject matter: the man measuring the woman in the background. I
saw this interaction filled with multitudes: As a loving gesture between a
couple, as a clinical examination, or simply functional, much like a tailor
would use to make a dress. This tension is important and allows for the
rest of the painting to evolve. Throughout various stages, unexpected
topics or contemporary concerns can arise. This is very much the case
with *Electric
Dream. *

This painting is currently available and in the gallery. I’d encourage you
to expand your interpretation of the painting by rearranging the hierarchy
of the main elements and see where you land. Let RLS (@robertlangestudios)
and me(@studioflint) know on Instagram what you see.

‘Rivalry’ featured in Laphams’ Quarterly 17 | Oct

The creative director at Lapham’s Quarterly reached out to include my
painting, Rivalry, ( 36″ x 48″, oil on canvas, 2017) for their most recent
issue that came out mid-September. Each publication focuses on a specific
topic and engages the reader with short, easily digestible writing
interspersed with many great images from history. They believe history can
educate us across the many spheres of contemporary life. The current topic
is Rivalry & Feud.

This painting is not currently in the gallery, however, if you are
interested please get in touch with the good folks at RLS for more


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