Approved: 29.01.2015

Joseph Cotgrave

Artist, Arts administrator, Curator, Maker

Archived
Approved: 29.01.2015
 
 

Artist Statement

My intention is to negate traditional methods of painting through large-scale painterly informed spaces. I have an elemental approach to my practice, materiality, colour and surface apply across mediums setting up an equation to inform making when in a given site. I’m Interrogating paintings discourse through a range of mediums, which adopt site, space, architecture and domestic environment to create an experiential navigation upon viewing my work. My practice relies on a strong sense of craftsmanship, which I believe is key to producing work in an expanded field yet still relatable to a painterly informed practice. Derived through my experiences of making the picture plane becomes destabilised, through the production of a somewhat hap-hazard sense of composition and sculptural forms using a visceral choice of found materials too construction matter.

 

 

Studio member at The Royal Standard, Liverpool.

BA graduate in Fine Art

MA Student undergoing study in Fine Art

CV & Education

 

Joseph Cotgrave

 

Born May, 17, 1993

Currently lives on Merseyside.

Born in Liverpool.

Co-Founder/Director of TPA.

 

josephcotgrave@outlook.com | 07568189369

 

Joseph John Cotgrave is an emerging artist. His intentions are to negate traditional methods of painting through large-scale painterly informed spaces. He has an elemental approach to his practice, materiality, colour and surface apply across mediums setting up an equation to inform making when in a given site. Interrogating paintings discourse through a range of mediums, which adopt site, space, architecture and domestic environment to create an experiential navigation upon viewing his work. He refers to his practice as making and relies on a strong sense of craftsmanship, which he believes is key to producing work in an expanded field yet still relatable to a painterly informed practice. Derived through experiences of making the picture plane becomes destabilised, through the production of a somewhat hap-hazard sense of composition and sculptural forms using a visceral choice of found materials to construction matter. 

 

 

Education

2004-2011: St-Anselm’s College – All GCSE/A-Levels attained, A*-C.

2011-2012: Liverpool Community College - BTEC Diploma in Foundation Arts, Merit.

2012 - 2015: Leeds Beckett - BA Fine Arts degree, First Class Honours.

2015 - Current: JMU - MA Fine Arts, current.

 

Exhibitions

2009: Group Exhibition at the Williamson Art Gallery, Wirral.

2012: End of year exhibition at Liverpool Community College Art Space, Liverpool.

2013: Collective Flash Show at Melbourne St. Studios, Leeds.

2014: Group Exhibition at Rag Factory, London.

2014: Group Exhibition at East Street Arts, Leeds.

2014: Collective Flash Show at Birds Yard, Leeds.

2015: Mother of Invention, Degree Show at Broadcasting Building, Leeds.

2015: TPA, Pop-up, Liverpool.

2015: Node Nine, LJMU, ERC

2016: Node Nine Pt 2, LJMU, ERC

 

Residencies 

2015: 'The Beauty Of... The Creative space' - Yellow Door Artists/ Heart of Glass, St Helens