Meet Joel Warkentin

Joel Matthew Warkentin is a Canadian artist lives and works in his hometown of Calgary, Alberta. He trained as a conceptual sculptor who is active in Calgary's art scene. Joel is also an illustrator and printmaker who frequently alternates between artistic disciplines.

Joel's work focuses on forms and shapes found in the natural world. Forests,foliage, flora and the occasional fauna. Often Joel's loose pseudo crests include imagery of the body or an intervention of mankind, supporting and yet crushing nature simultaneously.

"I split my practice up into many categories: illustration, printmaking, and sculpture. When I'm working up a new print or illustration I do it to relax and enjoy myself. I want to create something that is delicately simple and ultimately aesthetically beautiful."

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