Josh Poehlein, Call of Duty, from the Modern History series, 2008
Thanks to Josh Poehlein for providing this week’s masthead. Those wishing to view the artist’s work in person can do so through the end of the Month at The Range in Williamsburg. An excerpt from Josh Poehlein’s artist statement.
Modern History is a series of collages assembled exclusively from screen grabs of Youtube videos. This is a work in progress and the site will be updated as I finish new pieces. I am offering large printable files to anyone interested at no cost. […] In this particular case I see no reason to imbue a false sense of preciousness on the work. The information I gathered to create the collages is publicly available [sic!], and the collages themselves are no different
Josh Poehlein – Artist’s Biography
Josh was born in Georgia then moved North along the East Coast pausing in Virginia and Pennsylvania, where he first started taking photographs. In May of 2007, he graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a degree in Photography. Since then he’s been living and working in Salt Lake City, Utah, with brief stays in Oregon during the summertime.
Although Josh resides as far as he can get from an artistic hub in the US, art and photography are still an integral part of his life. He also enjoys table tennis and finding places to swim in the summer.