Aotearoa Art Fair '23.: The Cloud, Auckland

N.Smith Gallery is delighted to present a solo exhibition of new artworks by Joshua Charadia at Aotearoa Art Fair.

Joshua's work explores the nature of consciousness and perception through depictions of the industrial landscape at night. Working from photographs, Joshua builds up layers of oil paint to capture the peculiar beauty of these scenes which rarely earn our attention. As night falls, constellations of lights scatter across coastal ports and the dense infrastructure of container yards is transformed. Joshua expands on the tradition of the nocturne; a visual, musical and literary form charged with centuries of creative contemplation.



Joshua Charadia
Nocturne 34, 2022
oil on board
80 x 60 cm