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JOSH HARNACK

Zebra, 24 x 36, acrylic on canvas

No matter how we are trying to be perceived, no matter how much we are trying to hide. I just can’t see past the fact that we are all animals. My work is largely based on a contrast of animals (what some could consider uncivilized and primitive) with suits (something considered as sophisticated and prestigious). These opposites are intended to provoke thoughts based on the rawest truth of who we are and the materialistic perspective of changing said truth. 

Animal Alley, 11 x 55, acrylic on canvas

I am a self-taught painter with no professional training. Born in Sherwood Park, Alberta, I grew up playing sports and doing theater. When I was 18 I moved to Vancouver to attend Vancouver Film Schools Acting for Film and Television program. Shortly after completion of the program I was diagnosed with cancer for the third time in the last 3 years and had to undergo chemotherapy. Cancer has shaped my perspective on how I see the world and how I can use it to tell a story of emotions with my art. I hope you enjoy my work and all that goes into it.

Tiger, 36 x 20, acrylic on canvas

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Email: josh.harnack@gmail.com

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