The oil paintings of Joshua Flint look like pictures of memories when one tries too hard to access the used thoughts—worn corners, blurred faces, and transposed scenes that don’t quite make sense. Each work has a common element that seems to be cast in a dark and warning haze like Sandcastles, a dark painting that disguises whether the included children are building or damaging the miniature city that lies before them.
“There is a dynamic interplay between experience and interpretation,” tells Flint about his work. “What is remembered isn’t necessarily descriptive of the actual event. Once the knowledge has passed through our emotional filter, we assign meaning to it, changing the actualities. My paintings explore that place in-between a direct translation and the abstract of emotion.”