Renowned artist Joe Roberts invites audiences on a cosmic journey with his distinct array of paintings, drawings, and mixed-media works. His unique blend of styles and subjects serves as a gateway into a psychedelic universe, where fragments of childhood memories coexist with countercultural elements and deeply personal revelations.
For the first time since 2015, Roberts’ LSD Worldpeace is being reissued, offering a deep dive into the artist’s early career. This extraordinary collection showcases his broad creativity and resourceful methods, from collages and dioramas to the celebrated paintings that have brought him widespread recognition. With introductory texts by Myla DalBesio and Matthew Ronay, LSD Worldpeace is the manifestation of an artist’s boundless imagination, effortlessly traversing different forms of expression.
Born in Madison, Wisconsin, Roberts later honed his skills at the San Francisco Art Institute. Recognized for his work with found objects, he constructs an ever-evolving surreal universe through mixed media pieces, collages, and paintings. His highly sought-after artistry has graced prominent galleries, including Slow Culture in Los Angeles and Marlborough Gallery in New York. To date, Roberts has published three books and continues to live and work in San Francisco.
Contributor Myla DalBesio, a multi-disciplinary visual and performance artist, brings her expertise to the introductory text. Born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, DalBesio’s work is greatly influenced by the intersection of traditional and sexual femininity, mystical nature, and the place where they merge.
Matthew Ronay, another contributor, is known for his playful yet profound artistic style that draws on traditions of folk art, surrealism, mythology, and psychedelia. Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Ronay has exhibited his work worldwide and has participated in prestigious events like the 2013 Lyon Biennale and the 2004 Whitney Biennial.
LSD Worldpeace, measuring 9.5″ x 12″ with 160 pages, hits the streets on 05/16/23. With an ISBN of 978-1-944860-54-7 and an MSRP of $40 USD, this reissue promises to be a mesmerizing journey into the mind of a truly imaginative artist.