Hyper Paradise 

Hyper Paradise presents a series of pop culture warriors who are an amalgamation of stereotypes, archetypes and clichés. Their heightened paradise, idealised and glamorised, projects desire, youth and beauty. The satirised images reveal a thin reality. Beneath the veneer, is the ordinary, and the overwhelming desire for the extraordinary.

 

The works suggest we create and control a separate world through the spectacle, but in doing this we become further removed from our own lives. 

© 2020 by Josh Simpson 

Heroine Addict

Oil on canvas, 193 x 122 cm, 2014