Joseph LOUGHBOROUGH

Joseph LOUGHBOROUGH

Joseph Loughborough (b. 1981) spent his formative years exploring the derelict boatyards and creeks of Portsmouth, on the south coast of the UK. After graduating from Portsmouth University he pursued interests in art, philosophy and skateboarding culture, living in London, Paris and currently Berlin.

Joseph Loughborough (b. 1981) spent his formative years exploring the derelict boatyards and creeks of Portsmouth, on the south coast of the UK. After graduating from Portsmouth University he pursued interests in art, philosophy and skateboarding culture, living in London, Paris and currently Berlin.


Statement 
Honesty, expressionism and possibly exorcism can be read from Loughborough’s impulsive and intuitive rapid-fire mark making, which strive to grasp a comprehension of the human condition.
Drawing inspiration from various themes concerned with Camus/Kierkegaard's notion of ‘Absurdity’. Each drawing becomes story pursuing a standing point within the concept.
Lonely human forms seem to struggle and ponder the sporadically lit space they occupy without reaching the point of a dramatic emotional encounter. Couples and groups of people cling together searching for an antidote to the revelations of their existence.
Personifications of latent hopes and emotions wait in vain to be realized. No specific conclusions can be made to the meaning of the individual works aside from the acknowledgement and indulgence of image, expression and technique. This reflects absurdity’s philosophical model of observing our potentially meaningless existence without the sterilisation of Nihilism. The irony of religious motifs act to enhance the awkward balance between secularism and religious hope that the characters depicted seem to grapple with.
Questions are frequently asked of the viewer about how we interpret our oft-untold fears and desires.



SOLO SHOWS


San Jose - USA - Anno Domini Gallery - October 2014
Antwerp - Belgium - AimSpace Gallery - May 2014
Poitiers - France - Gallery Grand Rue - Defense of the Absent - June 2013
San Jose - USA - Anno Domini Gallery -Deciphring the Ash of Effigies - March 2013
London - UK - Future Tense Gallery -The Anatomy of Strangers  - June 2012
Brighton - UK - The Artists Residence Gallery - 2008



SELECTED GROUP SHOWS


Experimentation of Inspiration - Blackout gallery - Manchester - September 2014
Virtue of fools - Intoxicated Demons gallery - Munich - September 2014
Stroke Art Fair - Munich - Intoxicated Demons - May 2014
Memory - Fellini Gallery - Berlin - February 2014
Moniker Art Fair - London - October 2013
Culture Urban - Bmw Museum - Munich - July 2013
Produce - Anno Domini - December 2012
Crossing borders - Msa Gallery - Paris - March 2012
De Visage,De Figures, Des Supports - Galerie Naclil - Lille - Febuary 2012
LE - Msa Gallerie - Bellevile - Paris Dec 2011
Jeux Expo - Gallerie Art-De-Rien - Paris -October 2011
'One' Show - London Bridge - October 2011
MTV Redefine - Dallas - Goss Micheal Foundation - September 2011
Shine - Folkestone - July 2011
Sand sea ,spray - Blackpool - June 2011
Battersea Art Fair  London  March 2011
Splat (pop up) - London - December 2010
From London - Lille  2nd December 2010
In Human - London - 18 November 2010
Red Propeller Group show - Exeter - 20th November 2010
Le bateau (Joint Show) Paris - October 2010
Bedford festival  Group show -  Exeter - August 2010
The Loft  (Joint Show) - Paris  July 2010
The Louvre carrousel - D'art urbain - Paris -  June 2010
Future Tense Gallery - London - August 2010
Battersea art fair  London -  March 2010
Advent  69er Gallery - Bristol  2009
Rump  1Love Gallery - Bristol  2009
Inked Gallery - Brighton   2009
Visual Imprints Gallery  - Brighton  2009
Urban Scrawl -  Portobello Rd Gallery -  London - 2008
Naked Eye Gallery - Brighton   2008
Ether Gallery  Portsmouth 2006
Toast Gallery - Southampton  - 2005
University Graduate show  - Portsmouth   2003
Skating and Art  -  Mountbatten Gallery - Portsmouth  2002

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