Clowns of Hyperspace
Artist Joe Roberts has spent more than a decade honing a deeply unique and unapologetically hallucinogenic style of art. Through paintings, drawings and mixed-media works, Roberts navigates a world of cosmic imagery, pop cultural detritus, and shifting geometric forms, bringing to life both the creeping unease and the uncanny humor of the psychedelic experience. Clowns of Hyperspace represents Roberts first literary release. In this homage to the original Choose Your Own Adventure books of the 1980s, Roberts has created both an original work of fiction and a new format of art book. Your choice may lead to enlightenment or disaster. Move at whatever pace feels right and explore only as far as you decide you want to go. All the choices are yours to make. They always have been.
"Joe’s work is like a lucid dream that shows you different dimensions, but when you try to wake up, you realize you were never asleep at all." - Myla Dalbesio, 2018
Joe Roberts is an artist and illustrator. Born in Madison, Wisconsin, he later studied at the San Francisco Art Institute. Known for his work with found objects, Roberts creates mixed media pieces, collages, and paintings that create an ever-changing surreal world. His much sought-after work has been shown in notable galleries including Slow Culture in Los Angeles, Club Rhubarb, and Marlborough Gallery in New York. Clowns of Hyperspace is the third official publication from Roberts. He currently lives and works in San Francisco.
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136 pages, Softcover
B&W Offset Printed
6.9 inches x 4.2 inches