JOSEPH BLACK

Image based on a photograph supplied by Joseph Black.

Joseph Black has made the drawing for the festival homepage that can be seen as an extension of the illustrations Joseph created in his recent DAD-commissioned Dover Art Network map, a project which visualises sculptural proposals for Dover. 

BIOGRAPHY Joseph Black is a young Dover-based artist, writer and curator. He obtained a Masters Degree in the History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art in 2016 and a BFA in Painting from Camberwell College of Art in 2015. Senior curatorial projects include ‘The Garden at War: Deception, Craft and Reason, 2017’ at Stowe House in Buckinghamshire, as well as ‘Reflections on the Landscape: Against the tide, 2018’ and ‘Classical Remains, 2018’ at River Garage Studios. 
Joseph’s practice works with painting, sculpture, and installation, to explore the influence of history and culture on our perception of reality. As a trained art historian specialising in Conceptual Art, his visual language draws on a wide array of references from Classical Antiquity to contemporary museum display. In his work, Black uses objects imbued with symbolic potential or emotional value, which he presents in different types of display and media to reveal the subtle shifts of meaning provoked by processes of reproduction and translation.

Joseph’s original drawing on which the illustration on the homepage is based. © Joseph Black 2021
Joseph’s original drawing that was not used for the illustration on the homepage but is an example of the detail in his ink drawings.
© Joseph Black 2021
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