JOSH MAYHEM

Los Angeles based | born 1979

Artist Josh Mayhem's lifelong habit of collecting children's playthings has fueled his passion for transforming said toys into objects d’art. Among his best-known pieces are those constituting his “Blown Away” series, in which mass-produced forms are covered in strands of resin and layers of acrylic paint to create gravity-defying drips that give the impression of the work being deconstructed by a strong wind.
 
In the process of creating his coveted sculptural works, Josh Mayhem uses gallery-quality canvases as drop cloths. As each becomes decorated with an accumulation of colorful drips, patterns begin to emerge in the artist's mind. Augmenting each one with coatings of synthetic resin and additional paint splashes, these works exude complexity through the floating effect the various layers create.

PRODUCTS

 


FEATURED WORKS

 


 

 

 

 

W A S T E D

 

 

Acrylic / Resin / Metal on Vinyl

14" H

Custom GONE designed by KAWS

 

 

 

 

I   T H I N K   I T ' S   K I C K I N '   I N

 

 

Acrylic / Resin / Metal on Vinyl

7" H

Custom Possessed designed by Luke Chueh

 

 

 

 

D I S I N T E G R A T E D   M I C K E Y

 

 

Acrylic / Resin / Metal on Vinyl

10" H

Custom Deconstructed Mouse designed by Gondek

 

 

 

 

M R .   D O B   B O M B

 

 

Acrylic / Resin / Metal on Vinyl

10" H

Custom Mr. DOB designed by Takshi Murakami

EXHIBITION RECORD

 


2020|RE-IMAGINED

Clutter Gallery, New York, US

 

2020|MISAPPROPRIATED ICON 3

Redefine Gallery, Orlando, US

 

2020|DON'T DRINK THE COOL AID

Bruce Lurie Gallery, Los Angeles, US

 

2020|ART PALM SPRINGS

Bruce Lurie Gallery, Palm Springs, US

 

2020|LA ART SHOW

Arushi Arts, Los Angeles, US

 

2020|LA ART SHOW

Bruce Lurie Gallery, Los Angeles, US

 

2020|DRIP - SOLO EXHIBITION

The Crown Collection Gallery, Los Angeles, US

 

2019|CONTEXT ART MIAMI

Bruce Lurie Gallery, Miami, US

 

2019|(NOT ANOTHER) ART SHOW

Aced Gallery, Miami, US

 

2019|DOHENY ROOM EXHIBITION

Delano Hotel, Aced Gallery, Miami, US

 

2019|BOULAN HOTEL EXHIBITION

Aced Gallery, Miami, US

 

2019|HYPE BREEZE - SOLO EXHIBITION

The Crown Collection Gallery, Denver, US

 

2018|CUTENESS IN THE WIND - SOLO EXHIBITION

PIQ, Grand Central Terminal, New York, US

 

2018|GRAVITATE - SOLO EXHIBITION

Bruce Lurie Gallery, Los Angeles, US

 

2017|JOSH MAYHEM SOLO SHOW

Clutter Gallery, New York, US

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