Unit London Gallery…>The Chimera originates in Greek mythology, a beast with the head of a lion, body of a goat, and the tail of a serpent. In everyday language, it’s come to mean something which is hoped for, but is impossible to achieve.
Joshua Hagler’s large-scale oil paintings represent an excavation of time – layers of semi-realistic figures and historic scenes are distorted by marks, smears, cuts and puddles which render the images partially abstract, and allude to memory.
“I want the paintings to have the feeling of vague recollection, a memory that starts to form but disappears”. – – Joshua Hagler
4me4you…>An enchanting artist… for the modernist / connoisseur…amazing.