An LA native, Joshua Petker grew up as a graffiti artist. As a college student, Petker’s interest in art and art history grew beyond graffiti. His fascination took him all the way to Florence, Italy, to study abroad, and by the time he returned, he knew he would make art his career.
Petker’s graffiti influence can be seen all over his paintings, which often portray beautiful women dripping with rich, bold colors.
What fascinates us about Petker’s work is his use of these colors in injecting deep, complex emotion into his figures, making them at once fascinating and eerily attractive. Here are a few more examples of Petker’s work.
Learn more about Joshua Petker and view more of his work by visiting his website. You can also find him on Facebook and Twitter. Prints of Petker’s works are available at Poster Child Prints.