Portraits of Decadence

Joshua Jensen-Nagle


Joshua Jensen-Nagle’s work is driven by the artist’s perceptions of and reactions to cultural phenomena, particularly, in Portraits of Decadence, themes of degradation. In past works, this theme has been evidenced in intimately titled images of washed out rural, industrial and urban landscapes, images where either the air or the photographic negative – or both – seem to be in a state of decay along with the objects pictured. Jensen-Nagle has also investigated societal and environmental deterioration in oil paint–altered prints of anonymous, despairing, post-Edenic animalia. Jensen-Nagle’s signature technique of combining resin with photographic prints further reinforces this aesthetic.

Curated by Ric Santon