Joshua Jensen-Nagle: Endless Summer
For the past fifteen years, Joshua Jensen-Nagle has captivated the viewer with his evocative large-scale photographs. Best known for his dreamy beaches, expansive mountainscapes, and romantic European vistas, Jensen-Nagle’s immersive photos invite viewers to lose themselves within the images, often evoking emotional, nostalgic or aspirational associations.
In his famed series, Endless Summer, Jensen-Nagle explores his obsession with beach culture, offering a reflection on the artist’s own joyful memories of childhood summers spent along the New Jersey shore…memories of never-ending days surfing with his dad and jumping waves. Photographed from different vantage points, often hanging out of helicopters to capture his arresting birds-eye views, Jensen-Nagle has spent near decades traveling the globe in search of sun-soaked vistas. Contrasted with modern lifestyle, we find bathers basking in the sun, scattered along the shore, swimming in the sea and escaping the bustle of their everyday life. His images are prided on happenstance, showing humans completely enveloped by their environment, surrounded by the beauty of the moment, as if it were a far-off dream.
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Joshua Jensen-Nagle, "Alone and Happy (Bahamas)," archival inkjet print face-mounted to Plexiglass
30 x 40" (also available: 43 x 57, 58 x 77, 70 x 93)
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ABOUT THE ARTIST
For over a decade, Joshua Jensen-Nagle has captivated the viewer with his evocative large-scale photographs. Best known for his dreamy aerial beaches, expansive ski scenes, and romantic European vistas Jensen-Nagle’s photographs of faraway places carry a strong sense of nostalgia.
Joshua bases his successful full-time art practice in Toronto, where everything is produced in his west-end studio. Having mounted over 50 exhibitions in the last 12 years, he has developed a strong standing in the art world, and is collected widely throughout North America, Europe and Asia.
Highlighted art fair presence includes Photo London, Art Toronto, Art Chicago, Art Miami, NEXT Chicago, LA Art Show, Red Dot New York, Art Palm Beach, and Art Market San Francisco. His work can also be found in corporate collections including Microsoft, Hilton Hotels, Target Canada Corporation, Maple Leaf, Cirque du Soleil and Transcontinental, among others.