Los Angeles-based artist Josh Mayhem gained fame with his Blown Away aesthetic, transforming designer toys and iconic pop art figures into high-end contemporary gallery sculptures that transport the viewer to a refreshing world of wonder and curiosity. He started by simply customizing small-scale designer toys but quickly evolved to create unique, one-of-a-kind sculptures with his colourful signature windswept style that portrays the illusion of motion and chaos. Mayhem’s work has been featured in museums, major art fairs, and exhibitions, and he has collaborated with some of the biggest names in the industry. His success can be attributed to his ability to combine popular pop art culture with high-end contemporary art, resulting in unique and captivating sculptures that push the boundaries of style and derivative art. In the process of creating his coveted sculptural works, Josh Mayhem creates yet another level of derivative art using gallery-quality canvas as drop cloths to create his DRIP Canvas series. As each canvas becomes decorated with an accumulation of colourful drips, patterns begin to emerge in the artist's mind. Augmenting each one with coatings of synthetic resin and additional paint splashes, these works exude complexity through the floating effect the various layers create.
Josh Mayhem's Mission statement is to challenge perceptions and push the boundaries of creativity by transforming popular pop art figures and designer toys into unique, visually striking sculptures. Through Josh Mayhem's work, his aim is to inspire and bring joy to people’s lives by creating one-of-a-kind pieces that captivate and delight viewers.