About the Artist
Joshua Dodson (born 1988) is an urban contemporary artist based in Dallas, Texas. Joshua has been creating art in many ways since he was a child whether through drawing or painting. Throughout his formal years in school he took various art classes taking what he could from each class continuing to try and figure out what his path would be. In 2001 a school mate introduced him to the mysterious and intriguing sub- culture of graffiti. He became obsessed with the science of letterforms and the complex ways of "WildStyle''. Meeting other "writers'' from school he quickly began learning the ways of the practice from being a "toy'', a newbie with no skill or style to being able to produce a fresh body of work(tags,throw-ups,burners,etc.) As such, the new way of expressing himself brought the aspect of anonymity. Getting your name up for people to see but still being completely unknown except to the people in the know.
Over the years Joshua has studied many different interpretations of artworks including futurism, architecture, modern art, constructivism, minimalism and pure abstract expressionism, while still keeping in check the roots of his current works.
Having a strong structure based subject correlating with drafting and geometry from architecture integrated with bold shapes and correct color compositions from graffiti is very prevalent in his work. Creating juxtapositions of complementary colors to mold these structures have made them seem to have a solid stance while being playful and open. Continuing to expand on these sometimes metamorphic style archetypes is the ultimate goal for him.