Published on June 2nd, 2017 | by Dana Folkard
THE WORLD NEEDS MORE “ROBOTS AND DONUTS”
In this follow-up to the 2008 art book Robots and Donuts, vintage toys are paired with pastries to create fascinatingly bizarre paintings in Eric Joyner’s new masterwork, Robotic Existentialism: The Art of Eric Joyner. Joyner’s work has appeared on the popular sitcom The Big Bang Theory, on the cover of Ben Folds Five’s album The Sound of the Life of the Mind, and has been featured at the Corey Helford Gallery for his most recent solo show, “Sweet Dominion,” in 2016.
Robotic Existentialism: The Art of Eric Joyner features the San Francisco-based artist’s newest and most impressive pieces—including The Horseshoe Bend, Daybreak, Movers and Shakers, and more. Much like the subjects of his paintings, Joyner’s artistic style is subtly nostalgic yet imaginatively unique. By juxtaposing familiar items with everyday foods, he creates whimsical masterpieces that have the power to both comfort and inspire. Robotic Existentialism: The Art of Eric Joyner is a beautiful collection that entices the reader to stop, ponder the meaning of life, and perhaps savor a donut or two.