Awesome painting by Marilyn Minter
by Natalie Shau
by DESIRE OBTAIN CHERISH
Desire Obtain Cherish
alias Jonathan Paul
b. 1975, California
“Ideas win today in our society. […] I ingest, then digest.
Art is really just a mirror of ourselves.”
Since his emergence as street artist in the early 2000s, Desire Obtain Cherish (DOC) has become known as pop sculptor working across a wide variety of different media and a combination of styles including street, pop, conceptual and appropriation art. His controversial art work explores contemporary desires and obsessions with sex, gender, drugs, commerce, media and fame. Transporting controversial, satirical messages, Desire’s vibrantly colorful, entertaining and impeccably produced art exposes society’s inability to control itself and examines the commercial promise of fulfillment and happiness that ends in dependency.