Joseph Haag





Joseph Haag lives in British Columbia where he has maintained a studio throughout his life and continues to develop his art practice. He has exhibited regularly in Canada and abroad since the mid 1980s. His metal mobile sculptures appear as antiquated hand crafted iconic objects. Since the early 1990s, his work has had a strong political component. In his previous pieces he referenced war machinery coupled with the banal images of gross consumerism. Now he is compelled to reference the next level of our human plight. That is, the extreme environmental devastation brought on by the unending wars and non-ending consumerism that is driven by global corporate greed. Environmental extremes are being experienced both here in Portugal as well as in Canada. Impending water devastation and the contrasting destruction of fire/heat are our planet’s more recent and no less urgent issues.

Zaratan, 2022

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