Rampage studied at the University of Indiana and received a degree in Graphic Design. It was during his time at U.I. that he developed a passion for typography. This has gone onto inspire the series of paintings, developed over the last eight years, being shown here at Telegraph Hill Gallery. Rampage has also completed an artist residency program in Australia and shows his work in the San Francisco area regularly.
‘These abstracts are derived from literal secrets. Secrets reflect us and frame how we interact with each other.’ - Joshua Rampage
The process of removing a letter from itself, breaking it into a raw shape delicately crafted with color, is a driving force behind his work. In doing so, he instills a brief moment where you may think you have discovered the secret hidden beneath the layers of bright paints, only to find that it is but a fragment of the whole. He describes his works as, ‘giving secrets form and allowing others to observe them in a new incarnation.’
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