Joshua Dildine: Altered Aurus – On View Now!

Dildine,ChewyCheckers,2019,acrylic,oil, and uvcoated ink on canvas, 96x144, 72dpi

Mark Moore Fine Art and Houston Art Advisory is pleased to announce “Altered Aurus“, a solo show from California artist, Joshua Dildine, of works selected spanning over the last decade, connecting the origins of his relationship with abstract painting and photography.

You can view this body of work now at:

While the aura of something describes the atmosphere or quality that surrounds it, “aurus” is a latin word describing something of or related to gold. A family photo that captures a memory can be like a treasure more valuable than gold if it holds meaning for a person. Dildine expertly alters imagery from his own family archive of photographs as a jumping off point for most of his paintings, making them both grounded and familiar, yet somehow other worldly through his painting style. They strike a balance between captured representation and dimensional abstraction, as an act of destruction and rebirth in one stroke, weaving the immediacy of the present with the nostalgia of the past. “Altered Aurus” brings together these works painted over large scale photographs with abstract paintings derived from photo + paint sketches and studies.


Dildine (b. 1984, CA), received his MFA from Claremont Graduate University (CA). He has been featured in group exhibitions in Oakland, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Murfreesboro, as well as the Frederick Weisman Museum of Fine Art (CA). His work is included in the public collection of the Sweeney Art Gallery, University of California Riverside (Riverside, CA), The Frederick Weisman Museum of Fine Art (CA), The Honolulu Art Museum, and The Museum of Art and History (Lancaster, CA). He was also the recipient of the 2010 Claremont Graduate University Award. The artist lives and works in Fresno, CA.

On View Now At:


3420 Rusk St. Houston, Texas 77003

For more information contact:

#markmoorefineart #houstonartadvisory #joshdildine

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