Joshua P Barker
Inspired by street art and mixed media, Barker aims to comment on the political spectrum with varieties of texture and graffiti techniques. His work is bold, vibrant and often times created in large format. Barker describes himself as an artist who "paints stuff, sometimes on canvas." Barker prefers not to explain what his pieces are about "because people will relate to the images in their own way." His art is meant to be viewed that way although some of his work is simply created in order to inspire a feeling or a mood while other works are created to inspire wonder through meaning or a direct message of intent. Ultimately though, what Barker's art means is purely up to the viewer. Barker believes this is what art is meant to be; arbitrary in nature yet close to its keepers to inspire beautiful and strange thoughts.