Jennifer Joseph

“(Jennifer) Joseph is not driven to exhibit her art publicly, but on the occasions she does, we are always presented with a body of work that is both beautiful and absolutely authentic.” Kirsty Grant, 2019

Jennifer Joseph’s poetically titled, uncompromisingly abstract paintings, works on paper, assemblages and sculptures have a distinctively transformative quality. Collage, an important aspect of Joseph’s practice, is employed to highlight the intrinsic qualities of those materials selected. New life is breathed into the discarded, overlooked, found objects that she incorporates into much of her minimalist work.  

Joseph's artistic process is inextricably linked with her life; her nocturnal existence circumventing the inevitable interruptions one is faced with during the daylight hours. This allows Joseph to sit for long, contemplative periods, considering a work before she physically executes it. She balances intuition with finely honed skill, developed over nearly forty years of dedicated studio practice, so that when the time comes, she is deeply focused, completing her work at great speed, with fervour.

Her career can be described as a continual paring back, her current work characterised by refinement and restraint, featuring only the most essential marks.

Born in Melbourne in 1949, Jennifer Joseph received a Diploma of Arts and Crafts from Melbourne Teachers College in 1971 and has been exhibiting since 1986. She studied fine arts part-time at RMIT from 1977 to 1979. Despite her years of study, Joseph considers herself essentially self-taught. She realised early on that her development was to be found through a dedicated studio practice. Jennifer Joseph currently lives and works in Melbourne.

 

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Jennifer Joseph, The night always comes 1, 2013, acrylic, mixed media, wood, cotton and newspaper on linen, 137 x 244cm, 16210

The night always comes 1, 2013
acrylic, mixed media, wood, cotton and newspaper on linen
137 x 244cm
16210 

Selected Stock

Jennifer Joseph
He didn't promise me a rose garden, 2006
acrylic, gesso, sand (from Shoalhaven River) kaolin and/or calcite on linen
122 x 182cm
10825

Jennifer Joseph
To the end of the earth, 2006
acrylic, calcite and/or kaolin, pumice and gesso on linen
123 x 182cm
10826

Jennifer Joseph
To the end of the earth (2), 2006
acrylic, gesso, sand (from Shoalhaven River) kaolin and/or calcite on linen
137 x 91.5cm
11089

Jennifer Joseph
What there is to look at I, 2016
acrylic and gesso on hessian on wood
38 x 38cm
20173

Jennifer Joseph
What there is to look at II, 2016
acrylic and gesso on hessian on wood
38 x 38cm
20245

Jennifer Joseph
Moody Blues , 2018
acrylic, gesso, mixed media and wood on cotton duck
64.5 x 49cm (irregular)
21277

Jennifer Joseph
Moody Blues 1, 2018
acrylic, gesso, mixed media, conte, paper, cardboard, plastic and wood on cotton duck
35.5 x 30.5cm
20661

Jennifer Joseph
Moody Blues 2, 2018
acrylic, gesso, mixed media, conte and cardboard on cotton duck
30.5 x 30.5cm
20662

Jennifer Joseph
Moody Blues 3, 2018
acrylic, gesso, mixed media, conte and cotton on cotton duck
30.5 x 30.5cm
20663

Jennifer Joseph
Moody Blues 7, 2019
acrylic, gesso, mixed media, conte, canvas and wood on cotton duck
35.5 x 30.5cm
21273

This is a selection only, for further information contact the gallery.