Joshua Osburg is a contemporary artist living and working in Saint Louis, Missouri. His primary mediums are oil paintings and graphite drawings. His work is inspired by his experience as an Iraq War Veteran and life after war. His art reflects the subconscious interests and endurances of those who have suffered trauma and the cruelness of the human condition. Using his own experiences with post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and major depressive disorder, he explores the relationship between mental health disorders and the sufferer. His paintings and drawings unhinge negative thoughts by relinquishing them to panel and paper.
Inspired by renaissance artists like Titian, expressionists like Otto Dix and the surrealist movement, Joshua Osburg employs various techniques and theories into his work as components of his expression. Joshua Osburg received his Master’s in Fine Arts with an emphasis in painting from Fontbonne University in Saint Louis, Missouri in May of 2018.