" I explore life from the ground up, from the painful to the playful. On the street is where I get inspiration and materials for many of my projects. I work mostly with mixed media and mixed surfaces.
Joseph Eschenberg grew up in the Thousand Islands region on the St. Lawrence River in northern New York State. Joseph started painting around 1972 and in 1982 he moved to Napeague, New York. When he finally picked up the brush again it was 1987. By then he developed an interest in mixed media which he has been doing for the past 25 years. Eschenberg is self-taught, and considers his work on the fringe of visionary art.
Being a self-taught artist, his life experience thus far has led to improvisational and direct action in the arts. He fuses together paint, photography and construction material for many of his projects. Common materials used might be acrylic & enamel paint, wood, steel, copper, plastic, aluminum, nuts & bolts, photos and found objects.
His work was also featured on the TV Show Royal Pains