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.

“It takes a very long time to become young.” Pablo Picasso

“It takes a very long time to become young.” Pablo Picasso

Pablo Ruiz y Picasso, known as Pablo Picasso was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who spent most of his adult life in France. Probably the most important figure in 20th Century art…

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The Art of Steve Ellis

The Art of Steve Ellis

Steve Ellis is a painter and sculptor based in New York City’s Lower East Side and the Catskills, NY. His representational technique uses pop culture iconography to explore various issues including contemporary consumerism. His series have investigated the transitory beauty of American popular culture, featuring consumer detritus such as torn magazines, crashed cars, knives and cigarette lighters.