Joshua Immanuel Walls was born and raised in Memphis Tennessee, 1986 an artist in his youth. He began building Lego sets, Model cars, airplanes, and making toys, patterns, designs, etc. with craft sets before adolescence. His abilities were only fully realized in a ninth grade classroom of an excellent art instructor Mrs. Northern during his years at East High. Although his last year excluded a second AP art course; he continued graduating from East High School with a four-year full tuition talent based scholarship to the University of Memphis in 2004, he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree for painting in 2008. The limitations of the award allowed various choices of arts professions, such as architecture or graphic design, though he continued with his desire to begin his career displaying in art galleries and/or museums. As the youngest son, and first of his siblings to achieve a college degree, he continues to paint in Pittsburgh PA, after moving from Hagerstown MD seeking independence and a place that suits his practice. His major interest yet to be seen is large scale public art, functional art, and eco-art incorporating technology to some extent.
His latest series of work consist of square or horizontal paintings varying 3' to 6' long with non-objective drawings that are sawn out. His works are suited to making the best use of available technologies to express universally relative visuals. Compositional freedom is valued and expressed with additional attention considered for the walls where the paintings hang, the openings draw you inside the paintings to highlight the space and form created from color variations. From his sketchbook drawings the details remain as the absence allows awareness of the walls behind them, the background expresses a significance on location having influence on what we presently see. The wall paintings are arbitrary and graphic in nature, with various color schemes and designs to complement the paintings negative space. He is attuned to the visual bliss in nature, and considers the pleasantness and repulsiveness of history. With an admiration for exploration in the art of Andy Goldsworty, he finds his way of expressing the present moment significant. Encouraging subjective or objective viewing of his work, he expects variation in opinion from personal or more social responses. With the use of notes from his sketchbooks and comments during the creations he encourages the viewer to find better understanding of life from his paintings and writings.