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ABOUT THE ARTIST
He was born in Paris and raised in Cape Town by his French father and South African mother. Having these dual cultures has really inspired him to explore the intersections of European and African aesthetics.
Drawing inspiration from some of his favourite artists – such as Pablo Picasso, Jean Dubuffet, Miro, Alexander Calder and Matisse – at the young age of 15 years old, Joseph already started experimenting with different shapes and colours, by exploring facial expressions and abstract art.
He equally draws his inspiration from the power of hands and the emotions that they can invoke. There is so much expression in hands. They can cause joy or pain. They can be used instead of words to talk. They can be used to extend a hand to someone to receive or give help.
Subsenquently, Joseph ventured into other mediums such as sculptures and ceramics.
Joseph has since developed his very unique art and linework that translates his inspirations from seaweed, snakes, veins, tentacles, dreams, emotions, subconscious thoughts and the organic growth of matter.