Photo: Steve Joyce in Ipswich, East

Steve Joyce

Artist, Curator, Teacher

My current work questions the nature of things, images and experiences; the significance, the meaning, connotations and expectations. Generally the focus is on the everyday and how we might or might not expect to find things. There is usually a sense of uncertainty or discontinuity in the work allowing the viewer to interpret in their own way. I am interested in the unreliability or inconsistency of images and meaning, and seek to create work that either confirms or contradicts its form or appearance. I am always looking for a new ways to re-present the obvious, the curious or the mundane. Much of my research follows an interest in language structure as I have a fascination for the way signification occurs, though I am not primarily interested in fixed meanings. My interest lies in creating plausible images that might divert or distract closure, prolonging a moment of hesitation in reading the work and activating the role of the viewer. read full statement

Location Ipswich, East
Activities Higher education, Further education, Lecturing, Practice-based research, Residencies, Workshops, Private commissions, Curating, Visual arts consultancy
Artforms / type of project Drawing, Installation, Mixed Media, Photography, Printmaking
Tags collage

News & Events

  • Secrets Exhibition

    04/10/2014 – 15/11/2014
    The Minories Art Gallery, Colchester, Essex, England

    Group project by the PostMasters group showing at The Minories, Colchester. From 4 October to 15 November 2014. Preview 6 to 9pm Friday 3rd October.

    Find out more

  • Current Project Blog updating

    I continue to log the progress of my projects on my AN Blog as I develop work and continue to research. The link is on my website.

  • Personal Website updates

    I have been updating my website with a Recent Work section and finished the Project Archive sections, and the link from here is now entered.