'Oil painting allows me to arrest a moment in time and capture a complexity of detail and form that are hidden within these images...'
Joshua Charadia is a Sydney-based artist whose work casts an aesthetic and critical eye on the complex forms of Australia’s industrial landscape. He explores the nature of perception and awareness by drawing close attention to these ubiquitous yet overlooked scenes. Working with the slow mediums of oil paint and charcoal, Charadia affords time to these images, usually seen in passing or from a distance.
Charadia received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the National Art School, Sydney in 2017. He has presented solo exhibitions in Sydney and Katoomba, and been featured in group exhibitions throughout Australia. Charadia has been a finalist in numerous art prizes, including the Sulman Prize (2020) and Dobell Drawing Prize (2021, 2019). In 2021 he was awarded the Fisher's Ghost Art Award South West Sydney Award, in 2020 he was awarded People’s Choice at the Adelaide Perry Prize, and in 2018 won 2nd place at the Belle ArtStart Prize. His works are held in the National Art School collection and private collections around Australia.