Joshua Barndt holds a BFA from Concordia University, he lives and works in Toronto as an artist and curator. Joshua exhibits regularly through out Quebec and Ontario as well as producing community collaborative public artworks across the GTA. Barndt also co-directs and curates Whippersnapper Gallery, as well as contributes to the production of independent art talk show Late Night in the Bedroom.
Joshua Barndt's works focus around a reflexion on the decline of contemporary societies, and the tremendous environmental degradation observed continually around the globe. Barndt's multimedia expositions blend hyper-realistic paintings with painted animated pieces and installations made primarily from discarded materials and organic mater such as dirt and grass. Gleaned from street corners and junk piles, Barndt amasses and transforms waste objects like tires and scrap wood into allegorical scenes and landscapes. Joshua Brandt's projects have been shown several times in Montréal and Toronto. As part of Art Souterrain, in February of 2009, he has elaborated and displayed two vast public installations in both la Place Ville Marie and the Center for International Commerce of Montréal. In his most recent exhibition “The World Is A Mountain And Everything Gets Buried” displayed at Show & Tell Gallery in Toronto, Barndt laid waste to his own possessions. All of his personal belongings were transported into the gallery, and were either buried beneath growing grass or amassed into a towering mountain. To see what the artist is currently working on please visit www.joshuabarndt.com
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