Josh Keyes’ Stupefying Paintings Of A Post-Apocalyptic World


“Everyone, deep in their hearts, is waiting for the end of the world to come.” 
― Haruki Murakami


I don’t know if the quote above is true (I hope it isn’t) but to say the truth, however grim it is, I am indeed one of them; at moments when silence surrounds me and the Sun has gone away, my mind is overpowered by restlessness and, sooner than later, the thoughts wander over an Earth without humanity. Why are we extinguished? Was it fast? Slow? Painful? Did we even notice?

My friends never want to go to the movies with me because I always either go for the horror movies or the low-budget apocalyptic films. Well, if you’re like me I’m sure that Josh Keyes’ paintings will find a very special place in your heart.

Josh was born in 1969 in Tacoma, Washington and graduated from Yale University School of Art, currently he lives in Portland Oregon and spends his days illustrating our darkest fantasies…


“The ashes of your existence will fertilize the soil for the universe to follow.”

― Richard Kadrey


Ava