Joseph Loughborough spent his formative years playing in the derelict boatyards and creeks of Portsmouth, UK. These vivid early memories are 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.
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. (bio from Futuretense.net)