21 Over 31 | Joshua Flint

By Bonnie Gangelhoff

For the past year, North Carolina artist Joshua Flint has been working on a series of paintings depicting Grand Central Station in New York. “The main focus in my work is always the human element,” Flint says. THE EDGE OF FOREVER is a signature Flint piece—a slice of life with people moving through spaces as if in a ballet. In such works, he manages to tell a story as people go about everyday rituals. “The painting is about light carrying you around the room as well as seeing people’s collective jaunt through the space,” he says.

Flint has a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco but wasn’t quite sure what direction he was headed when he graduated—commercial art or fine art. He took workshops with Carolyn Anderson and Jove Wang and eventually realized that many of the professional avenues opening up to him were in the fine-art world. Flint is represented by Peterson-Cody Gallery, Santa Fe, NM; Cole Gallery, Edmonds, WA; Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC; and www.joshuaflint.com.

Featured in our annual “21 Over 31” feature in November 2009