"Each work, whether on canvas or paper, is an investigation."

Joseph Justus is a contemporary American artist whose works re-imagine the physical and conceptual landscapes of his hometown, Los Angeles.  Drawing inspiration from the urban fabric and the human body, his paintings experiment with surfaces that act as lenses or x-rays steadily moving in and out of plane.  We see one thing on the surface – skin, buildings – but there are complex currents right under the surface.