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Lisson Gallery

Lisson Gallery

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Lisson Gallery In Conversation: Peter Joseph
 
  Lisson Gallery is proud to present a programme of occasional free lunchtime talks, offering a unique opportunity to hear Lisson Gallery artists, other cultural figures and gallery staff discuss art and related topics.

Each talk gives the opportunity to discover first-hand the thoughts, processes and insights behind the artists' work. Each lecture is free but booking is essential as there are a limited number of places available.

The seventh in the series will be a conversation between Peter Joseph, Matthew Collings and Greg Hilty, Lisson's Curatorial Director about works in Peter Joseph's recent exhibition at Lisson Gallery.

Known for his two-colour, tonal canvases of precise, carefully considered hues, Peter Joseph's work historically exists within self-imposed, specific structures and parameters - the effect being one of unlimited freedom confined within the parameters of a framed construct. Within Joseph's new paintings there is a now a shift into compositional improvisation, creating a new sense of freedom that exists outside of the geometry or 'architecture' of his earlier work. Not only does Peter Joseph not consider himself a minimalist artist, he sites early Venetian and Florentine painting as influences and subscribes to a methodology usually associated with that of Renaissance painters. Regarding himself as a classicist, he intends that his paintings, which should be seen as they were painted, in natural light, be 'absorbed' rather than viewed or analysed.

Intrinsically 'experiential' they emphasise a time-based sensibility and through the tonality of his colours evoke a sense of melody and rhythmic harmony.

An intuitive painter, Joseph has few contemporary affinities, among them are Rothko and Barnet Newman, whom he uniquely credits with evoking an emotional space within their work. As Joseph himself observed, "A painting must generate feeling otherwise it is dead…The aspiration is to find that moment when feeling is not just emotional expression, but is transformed into a value".

In recent decades Joseph's work has displayed a shift towards compositional improvisation, creating a new sense of freedom that exists outside of the geometry or 'architecture' of his earlier work. Intrinsically 'experiential' they emphasise a time-based sensibility and through the tonality of his colours evoke a sense of melody and rhythmic harmony.

Peter Joseph 'In Conversation' with Matthew Collings and Greg Hilty

Friday 14th January
12.30 - 13.30
29 Bell Street, London NW1 5BY

Free admission. Booking is essential.
RSVP to rsvp@lissongallery.com

Matthew Collings is an artist and writer who lives in London. He studied painting at the Byam Shaw School in the 1970s and at Goldsmith's in the early 1990s. He exhibits regularly at The Fine Art Society in London. He has written several books including 'Blimey!' and 'This Is Modern Art'. He has written and presented many TV programmes, including the series, 'This Is Modern Art,' which received several awards including a BAFTA, and 'This Is Civilisation,' both on Channel 4, and more recently 'Renaissance Revolution' on BBC2.
 
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