(b. 1985, Yokneam Moshava, Israel; lives and works in New York, New York)
Joe and Edgar, 2020. Oil on linen. Courtesy of the artist and Yossi Milo Gallery, New York.
Joe and Edgar captures a couple in tender repose, silhouetted by glowing afternoon light. The bold, atmospheric colors and expressive use of paint bring out the figures’ emotional world, highlighting their intimate connection. As we turn inwards as a society, I wanted to offer this moment that is both queer and relatable, as a source of solace and strength in the face of the unknown, focusing on our greatest asset—our love for one another.
Doron Langberg is a participant in Art on the Grid, a citywide, open-air exhibition presented by Public Art Fund. Conceived in the spring of 2020, the exhibition features 50 artists’ reflections on the converging crises of the coronavirus pandemic and systemic racism in our country.