Painter, illustrator and designer Josh “Shag” Agle is the master of sharp, swinging lounge aesthetic that embraces illustrative finesse, flat perspective, and the type of subtle humour that has become synonymous with Shag's work - a celebration of consumerism through characters who smoke, drink and socialise in fantasy settings. His works are visually influenced by avant-garde animation of the early fifties and sixties, as well as generic advertising art of the same era - such as sci-fi pulp art and sixties clip art.

Outré Gallery have been proudly representing Shag coming up to 15 years, and he has visited Australia numerous times exhibiting with Outré in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth. Outré has published a number of Shag book titles and many limited edition Shag prints exclusively over the years - the Shag book “Supersonic Swingers”, originally published in the year 2000, has been recently re-editioned in 2012 with a significant amount of fresh artwork, revised content and new information (available through Outré Gallery).

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