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Josh Goldstein received a BA in Architecture from Pratt Institute and a BFA from Washington University in St. Louis.
He does most of his research on his bike rides around New York City. His art is inspired by a fascination with the the density, decay, and diversity of the city—street signs, Chinese take-out menus, old bodegas, graffiti tags, and other urban ephemera.
The resulting plywood collages express the murky boundary between the mundane and the sublime that Goldstein encounters on his bike rides. ‘It is my aim to re-contextualize the banalities of city life through my salvaged plywood constructions,’ he says.
His work is included in the corporate headquarters of Vitamin Water and Credit Suisse First Boston, Bronx Public Library, WNYC’s Greene Space, and private collections across the United States, South America, and Europe. Target recently commissioned him to design three billboards for Times Square totaling in 6000 square feet.