Joseph Loughborough

Joseph Loughborough spent his formative years playing in the derelict boatyards and creeks of Portsmouth.

These vivid early memories are clearly evident in his figurative work, where the sensual curve of human ribs might be mistaken for the carcass of an old boat sinking into the mud, its skeletal hull protruding thorough the weeds.

Honesty, expressionism and possibly exorcism can be read from his impulsive and intuitive rapid-fire mark making, which strive to grasp a comprehension of our human condition. Questions are frequently asked of the viewer about how we interpret our oft-untold fears and desires.

A profound interest in the life and works of Egon Schiele, Frank Auerbach, Käthe Kollwitz and Alberto Giacometti gives a further insight into his aesthetic.

Alongside his involvement as artistic director of a theatre production company in London, Joseph works from his studio in Paris where he is currently preparing for his first solo show in early 2012.

  • Solo Shows

    Brighton – The Artists Residence Gallery – 2008

    Selected Group Shows

    Sand, Sea, Spray – Blackpool
    AAF Spring 2011 – The Future Tense, London

    Splat (pop up) – London
    From London – Lille
    In Human – London
    Red Propeller group show – Exeter
    Le Bateau (2-man show) Paris
    Bedford Festival group show –  Exeter
    The Loft (2-man show) – Paris
    The Louvre Carrousel – D’art urbain – Paris
    The Future Tense group show – London
    AAF Spring 2010 – The Future Tense, London
    Litham Gallery – Blackpool

    Advent – 69er Gallery – Bristol
    Rump – 1Love Gallery – Bristol
    Inked Gallery – Brighton
    Visual Imprints Gallery – Brighton

    Urban Scrawl – Portobello Rd Gallery
    Naked Eye Gallery – Brighton

    Ether Gallery – Portsmouth

    Toast Gallery – Southampton

    University graduate show  – Portsmouth

    Skating and Art – Mountbatten Gallery – Portsmouth