News and current work

 

 

NEW BLOG

 

 

 

Simulacrum: An Artist's Residency

This new blog follows my current activity in printmaking while on artist's residency at the University of Suffolk

New page, Teaching, has been added with examples of personal artwork in painting, drawing and mixed media. Also examples of my teaching sketchbooks, student artwork and student sketchbooks.

Three pieces of work still on show at Kerseys Solicitors, Ipswich, included in the Art for Business scheme

 

Some project work developing ideas within printmaking as well as collage, and recording the progress are on my a-n artists talking blog:

Un-Fiction Snapshots etc

 

Steve Joyce

BookWorks

This series of work explores a consistent interest in language, as the form and format interacts with the content or concepts.  They question the contexts of reading, language structure, representation and communication.  These works either confirm or contradict the intended meaning or function, either by overstating the obvious or deferring context.

 

Biographies is a piece consisting of paperback books cut to the profiles of unknown people from internet images who remain anonymous in their remoteness, as the book jackets are also peeled and blank.  The installation announces a potential and yet denies retrieval as the supposed stories remain in isolation, questioning the nature of our technological world.

 

Unbound Book is a piece that unravels its own structure as the bookmark made of masking tape has lifted each 'linking word' such as; and, with, of, which, was, were, from, for, from the text.  The book collapses conceptually as the intervention plays . . .

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