Joshua Jensen-Nagle: Pieces of You
For the past fifteen years, Joshua Jensen-Nagle has captivated the viewer with his evocative large-scale photographs. He has become known for his dreamy imagery and experimentation with photography as a means to capture and express emotion.
In his latest series, Pieces of You, Joshua Jensen-Nagle expands on this concept by exploring details from other artists’, architects’ and designers’ work that moved him on an emotional level. To date, the series is a two-part body of work, which he plans to expand on in the future. “As an artist, I am inspired by others who have put their ideas, unique perspective and emotions into their work and out into the world. This body of work attempts to capture the intimate connection I feel to these artists when I experience their work and find inspiration in them.” For the Designer Fashions body of this series, Jensen-Nagle focuses his lens on small inspirational sections of woven and printed floral patterns, abstracted from new and vintage designer garments, taking them out of their original context, glorifying them in grand photographic scale, and capturing the feeling of elation one experiences when interacting with their beautiful intricacies. The second body was photographed in Park Güell in Barcelona, and showcases Antonio Gaudi’s masterful mosaic work. Joshua captures tiny sections of the tiled benches that run through the park, and created compositions highlighting Gaudi’s inspirational greatness.
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Joshua Jensen-Nagle, "Garden Party"
archival inkjet print face-mounted to Plexiglass, 43 x 43" (also available: 23 x 23, 34 x 34, 58 x 58)
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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.