Jonathan Paul, aka Desire Obtain Cherish (DOC) is well renowned as pop sculptor working across a wide variety of different media and a combination of styles including street, pop, conceptual and appropriation art. He is a contemporary artist that creates controversial sculptures exploring contemporary desires and obsessions with sex, gender, drugs, commerce, media and fame.
Jonathan says, “Ideas win today in our society. […] I ingest, then digest. Art is really just a mirror of ourselves.”
Jonathan was born in 1975 in Salinas, California. He graduated from the nationally acclaimed Parson’s School of Design with a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts. Transporting controversial, satirical messages, His vibrantly colorful, entertaining and impeccably produced art exposes society’s inability to control itself and examines the commercial promise of fulfillment and happiness that ends in dependency.
His art works are completely different from traditional artisan methods and aims to avoid the conventional, stereotypical standards of good taste in art through his contemporary commerce and marketing methods.
Let’s have a look at his art in the given pictures: