About the artist
Joshua Charadia is a visual artist living and working in Sydney. In his work, Charadia casts an aesthetic and critical eye on the complex forms of Australia’s industrial landscape. He explores the nature of perception and awareness by closely examining these ubiquitous yet overlooked scenes. Working from photographs, he employs the “slow” mediums of oil paint and charcoal to afford time to these images, usually seen in passing or from a distance.
Charadia received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the National Art School, Sydney in 2017. He has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions across Australia and New Zealand. In 2023 Charadia won the Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, in 2021 he won the South West Sydney Award at the Fisher's Ghost Art Award, and in 2018 he won 2nd place at the Belle ArtStart Prize. He has also been a finalist in numerous prizes, including the prestigious Sulman Prize (2020) and Dobell Drawing Prize (2021, 2019). His works are held in the Presbyterian Ladies' College collection, National Art School collection and private collections in Australia, New Zealand, the UK and USA.
Charadia is represented by N.Smith Gallery.