New book by Josh Tiessen

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New book by Josh Tiessen

Published on February 11, 2022

Streams in the Wasteland is a dynamic body of work completed by ARC Associate Living Master, Josh Tiessen, over the course of six years. In the style of Narrative Hyper-Surrealism these exquisitely crafted oil paintings depict nature's reclamation. In them, wild animals have dominion over human civilizations, implicating humankind for ignoring the Creator's call to care for the earth. The artist's desire is to offer streams of hope within the apocalyptic wasteland.

Exhibited across multiple gallery shows from New York to LA, for the first time the entire Streams in the Wasteland series is presented in this luxurious hardcover monograph book. Tiessen's articulate synopsis explains the series, with informative commentary and humorous anecdotes accompanying each of the full-color images, reflecting on the environmental and spiritual themes behind his work.

While viewing the art, it is enhanced by listening to the Streams in the Wasteland Original Soundtrack, composed by acclaimed musician Zac Tiessen.

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"As one of the foremost animal painters today, Josh Tiessen has a way of bringing a sense of mystery to his works, making the viewer ponder both the setting and symbolism within his creations. Drawing attention to animal preservation, Tiessen will often place his subjects in settings which contain elements of a human presence. Whether it be ruins, archways or full interiors, he blurs the lines that divide animals from people. His subjects often emit strong emotions and distinct personalities. I strongly recommend his work to anyone who appreciates animals and their global importance.”  –Kara Lysandra Ross, Co-Chair and Chief Operating Officer, Art Renewal Center