Joseph Goody graduated from Goldsmiths, University of London, in 2011 with the Neville Burston award for painting. He then studied at the Prince’s Drawing School (now the Royal Drawing School) where he won The Patrons Club Prize in 2012.


Joseph’s inspiration is the tension between the spontaneous and meditated actions in painting, and how painting provides this opportunity for something wonderful and authentic to result from such disparate activities.


His compositions of painterly geometric forms and broad kinetic curves seem restrained by a tension that exists between the ambiguity of painting and the appearance of something systematic. Forms are built up through the painting so they appear dependent upon one another, creating a grid-like connection visible across and underneath the surface. The constituent forms dissipate into the layers of paint, and the viewer is left to consider which are the contrived and which are the coincidental marks. Working in an experimental palette adds a depth of beauty to the paintings and the finished works sit in a serene space, luxuriating in colour and encouraging the viewer to meditate on the underlying complexities that brought them into being.

BIOGRAPHY

2017- Lives and works in London
2011-12 The Royal (formerly Prince's) Drawing School
2008-11 Goldsmiths University
2007-08 Bournville Institute of Art and Design


EXHIBITIONS

2018 The Sudden Walk Solo Exhibition at Cob Gallery, London
9 Artists 143 Bellenden Road, London
Form Cob Gallery, London
2017 Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair, London
The Power Club, Battersea Power station
Cavaliero Finn, London
London Art Fair 2017
2016 Joseph Goody,The Cob Gallery at Blacks Soho, London
Cavaliero Finn, London
Quixotry, Stoke Newington, London
2015 Cavaliero Finn, London
Drawn From the Fleming Collection, 9 July – 26 August 2015, Mayfair
Cavaliero Finn, London
2014 Hotel Elephant, December, London
Nunhead Art Trail, London
2012 The Prince's Drawing School Summer Show
2011 Metamorphosis Islington Arts Factory
Goldsmiths Summer Show
2010 Exhibitionism, East Wing Nine Collection, Somerset House, London
Condemned, The 'Dead' Wallis Gallery, March
2009 BIAD summer show, June


AWARDS

2012 The Patrons Club Prize (The Princes Drawing School)
2011 The Neville Burston Award for Painting