Nathan Slate Joseph, an integral member of the New York School of Art for more than forty years, blurs the boundary between painting and sculpture. Alluding to issues of globalization, immigration and climate change, he collects shards of discarded steel and stains them with raw pigment and acid. After exposure to outside weather conditions, the steel acquires rich, saturated color and varied textures. The steel plates are cut, layered and assembled to produce intricate and dimensional arrangements that merge urban aesthetics with a concern for nature.
Nathan Slate Joseph was awarded an Art in Architecture Award from the American Institute of Architects in 2003 and has collaborated with the renowned architect Adam Tihany on numerous public projects. His work is installed at Jean Georges at the Trump International Hotel, New York; Inagiku at the Waldorf-Astoria, New York; onesixtyblue restaurant, Chicago; and the Dan Eilat Hotel, Eilat, Israel.
His paintings have been acquired by the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, New Jersey; and the Art in Embassies Program, Washington, DC, for United States embassies in Cyprus, Mexico and Turkey. Private collectors include artist John Chamberlain, singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell and chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.