September 19 - November 7, 2024

The gallery is pleased to present fromThrusday 19th of September, an exhibition by Peter Joseph, the fourth the gallery has organised, accompanied with a text by Denise Ward, and the first of a series of exhibitions on the artist to be held this autumn in London and Brussels.

Peter Joseph (London 1929 - Stroud 2020) became known in the 1970s for his paintings of simple, formally symmetrical shapes in a carefully considered two-colour palette, which set a rectangle within a frame of a darker shade and in perfect symmetry, where colour and proportion can be seen as an expression of time, mood or place. Then, from 2005 onwards, his format moved away from established architecture to divide the canvas into two planes, horizontally or vertically.
The Gallery will be presenting two major works by the artist from precisely this series:  Dim blue with Grey blue of 2006 and Grey & Blue from 2008, accompanied by a rare set of 'studies' in which we immediately think of the affinity that Peter Joseph has with the sky and the landscape from his studio in Stroud, where he lives and works, a small town in Gloucestershire, in the United Kingdom. There is now a freedom in the composition, where the brushstroke becomes both dynamic and supple, leaving unpainted areas in many places, creating a new space, an emotion. This exhibition will feature two large-format works and a series of small studies on cotton canvas from 2006 to 2019, and it will be clear that his paintings emanate a remarkable freshness and vitality. 

« La peinture n’est pas juste de la couleur. C’est de la lumière et de l’air que j’essaie de poser sur la toile, de l’ombre et de la lumière…  Je tente de peindre l’atmosphère, de peindre la lumière elle-même ».

Peter Joseph's works can be found in many international public collections: Tate Gallery and Arts Council of Great Britain, London, Zurich Kunsthaus, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Walker Art Gallery, Minneapolis, Fogg Art Museum, Philadelphia, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. Among his most important solo exhibitions are those presented at the Hayward Gallery in London, the Chicago MoCA and the Museum of Modern Art in Oxford.

Peter Joseph Dim Lilae with grey blue 2006. Acrylic on duck canvas. 158 x 116,5 cm
Peter Joseph Dim Lilae with grey blue 2006. Acrylique sur toile de coton. 158 x 116,5 cm
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