In December 2022, Joshua Obara Norwood’s work appeared in the group exhibition ‘From Here’ at the Open Eye Gallery. This exhibition was held from the first of December to the 22nd in the Digital Window Gallery.
Out of the works I selected to be shown are of the SET FREE THOSE EMOTIONS! collection, which you can currently purchase as a digital collectable here. There was not much space on the screen, so there wasn’t a great description.
Therefore, on this page, we will highlight the meaning of this collection and the exhibition.
From Here: SET FREE THOSE EMOTIONS
The idea of the collection is to be a genre-crazy collection of artwork subjected to removing themes while exploring human emotional tendencies to artistic style. Since there is no set theme, the collections’ artworks can swiftly change in style and subject. The idea is to eliminate the idea of a theme dominating the space and rather have emotion take charge. This is strikingly different to the previous collection that I have worked on, the Color Nudes.
The exhibition itself, however, was a collection of volunteers’ works. It also did not have a set theme that harmonized with my collection.
Though, at the exhibition, the idea of an NFT was left out due to the public relation on that topic being divided. Instead, it was shown as a simple collection of abstract expressionist works. The works were primarily created with oil sticks rather than being painted with a brush. The oil stick gives a much more personal touch and strikes to the paintings.