For over a decade, Joshua Jensen-Nagle has captivated the viewer with his evocative large-scale photographs. Best known for his dreamy aerial beaches, expansive ski scenes, romantic European vistas, and dramatic old-world interiors, Jensen-Nagle’s photographs of faraway places carry a strong sense of nostalgia.
“My work explores the use of photography as a medium to create. rather than to document a reality, allowing the viewer to bring their own associations to the images. In my early work, I experimented with expired SX-70 Polaroid film, photographic prints painted, placed in glass jars, dunked in fish-tanks of coloured water and re-photographed, sometimes behind a shower of glitter or a room filled with smoke. As of more recent years, I shoot with the latest digital technology, focusing on the materials selected for printing, mounting and framing to achieve the same dream-like quality I have become known for. The work has naturally progressed to showcase a more modern perspective, while maintaining a unique nostalgic essence.”
Joshua bases his successful full-time art practice in Toronto, where everything is produced in his west-end studio. Having mounted over fifty exhibitions in the last 12 years, he has developed a strong standing in the art world, and is collected widely throughout North America, Europe and Asia.
Highlighted art fair presence includes Photo London, Art Toronto, Art Chicago, Art Miami, NEXT Chicago, LA Art Show, Red Dot New York, Art Palm Beach, and Art Market San Francisco. His work can also be found in corporate collections including Microsoft, Hilton Hotels, Target Canada Corporation, Maple Leaf, Cirque du Soleil and Transcontinental, among others.