Joshua Elias (b. 1957 Chicago Illinois) A lyrical abstract artist, writer and poet Joshua Elias is known for works that contain recognizable figures and landscapes within his paintings. Elias is an oil painter and a stickler for utilizing materials as a vehicle for a greater understanding of painting. He incorporates humor as a stint and abstraction as a vessel to hold an interior landscape of a higher world. Thematically his interests lay in the interstitial. The artist has worked diligently on uncovering Spiritual locations that are recurring themes within his work. A BFA at San Diego State University he continued his studies at Otis Parsons Los Angeles and at Design Art and Architecture School in Santa Monica. Early on in his painting studies he privately apprenticed with historical classical technique painting master Sylvana Barrett, a consultant at the Getty Museum. Joshua Elias has received many honors including an Artist Residency at Fundacion Valaparaiso in Andalucia Spain, inclusions at the art collection at the RAND Corporation, artworks featured at TED.com Kohler Home for the Future, as well as numerous private and public commissions. In Feb 2017 a painting of his was purchased by President Gudni Th Johannensson, the President of Iceland. Elias works daily at his art studio at the Brewery Arts Complex in Los Angeles.