Artist and curator Tony Cox is proud to present the work of Mat O’Brien and Josh Sachs.
Currently based in San Francisco, Mat O’Brien has exhibited in California, Japan, Texas and New York. In his paintings, O’Brien transforms portraiture by layering images of friends, found phrases, everyday conversations, comic strips, and other pictures from pop culture. He is interested in pop cultural references because of their universal recognition, yet potential range of interpretations. Using a time-consuming, fine line brush process, he creates incredible detail as well as revealing subtle tonal gradations. The resulting image disintegrates, almost falling apart – requiring firm engagement and looking.
Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, Josh Sachs currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. Sachs has shown artwork in California, New York, Arizona and Kentucky. His work, like the dawn of all time, accumulates its history by sacred seconds, magnificent minutes, honorary hours, deliberate days, winded winding weeks, magical months, and yearning years which is steeped in tradition and shrouded in mystery tapers to a razor sharp zenith never to pierce deeper than this psyche.