JoKa

artist spotlight

March 19th, 2021

Arch Enemy Arts is pleased to present a spotlight on Philly-based artist JoKa, exhibiting 17 acrylic works painted on a variety of surfaces, many of which feature hand-embellished, intricate frames constructed by the artist. A self-proclaimed “hyperpointillist,” JoKa often creates entire paintings using a toothpick, applying countless impossibly small dots in layers to form an image.

 

Of late, JoKa has broadened his approach by combining brushwork and pointillism together, overlapping seemingly discordant images and symbols to create the semblance of collage out of pure paint. From an art historical perspective, this is really intriguing. Whereas pointillism breaks down forms into tiny, distinct dots of color, collages are made from disparate parts of various wholes. In other words, both techniques—pointillism and collage—deconstruct the form into component parts, leaving the viewer to piece it all together, to make meaning from something that is impossible to fully determine. And, as if just to get our heads spinning even further, JoKa creates this effect using paint and paint alone.

 

We see these new works as less of a departure and more of a deepening as the artist has always asked viewers to allow his work “to slowly seep into the surreal corners of our unconscious, reminding us that a singularity of meaning isn’t always possible in the complex world we inhabit.” 

- writeup by Candice Lee Smith 

 

JoKa's Artist Spotlight will be physically on view in the side room from March 19th -  April 12th, 2021.
Sold works will begin to ship the week of April 19th unless other rush shipping arrangements have been made.

All pieces marked with a red dot have been sold.

Most pieces are eligible for payment plan options, email to inquire.

JoKa
"The Gravity of Perfection"
acrylic on board
20" x 16"
$2222 USD
JoKa
"Inside Looking Out"
acrylic on canvas
10" x 20" in custom frame made by the artist
$3555 USD
JoKa
"Drippin' for Tippin's"
acrylic on canvas
18" x 18"
$2222 USD
JoKa
"Disillusion on High"
acrylic on canvas
15 x 10" framed to 19 x 14" in frame made by the artist
$999 USD
JoKa
"Cosmic Logic"
acrylic on layered wood
9" x 11"
$755 USD
JoKa
"Juvenescent Liquescence"
acrylic on board
4" x 6" framed to 8" x 10" in hand embellished frame
$455 USD
JoKa
"There is Nesting in You"
acrylic on panel
8" x 8"
$755 USD
JoKa
"Battlefront"
acrylic on canvas
16" x 20" in custom hand embellished frame made by the artist
$2777 USD
JoKa
"Overcast With a Chance of Doom"
acrylic on canvas
12" x 16"
$1222 USD
JoKa
"I Flew Through Your Face In The Clouds (And Crashed Into A Mountain)"
acrylic on canvas
9" x 12"
$899 USD
JoKa
"Small Consequence of Size"
acrylic on canvas
12" x 18"
$1666 USD
JoKa
"The Senseless Dream of Divinity"
acrylic on canvas
18" x 30" in custom frame made by the artist
$4666 USD
JoKa
"Hotter Than The Fire We Built"
acrylic on board
11"x 14" in embellished frame
$1222 USD
JoKa
"Provenance Crux"
acrylic on canvas
12" x 12" in custom frame made by the artist
$1444 USD
JoKa
"Night Consort" (2015)
acrylic on canvas
12 x 12"
$1,111 USD
JoKa
"Lost In Sky (Distant)" acrylic on canvas (glows in the dark)
8 x 8"
$222 USD
JoKa
"Lost In Sky (Distressed)" acrylic on canvas (glows in the dark)
8 x 8"
$222 USD
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JoKa

"There is Nesting in You" acrylic on panel 8" x 8" $755 USD