Joshua Schaefer

b. 1988

I explore the disquiet I find within myself, the cacophony of thoughts that penetrate daily life.  Self-portraiture examines different facets of my personality and the personas I put forth, while objects act as stand-ins for those around me, giving meaning beyond utility. Each painting invokes a whisper or joke to only a handful, an intrapersonal practice moving towards the interpersonal.