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This painting is part of my ongoing Peripheral view series. In these works, I take industrial scenes, photographed in passing, and render them in the ‘slow’ medium of oil paint. Through the considered process of painting I afford time to these fleeting images of shipping containers and terminals and make visible what can often go unseen. Ubiquitous yet overlooked, these objects play a vital role in the complex processes of industry that allow us to sustain our lifestyles. The invitation is to reconsider our passive perceptions of the world, and momentarily shift our focus to that which occupies our peripheral vision.
Joshua Charadia, 2020