Joseph LoughboroughUnited Kingdom
Born in 1981, Joseph Loughborough spent his formative years exploring the derelict boatyards and creeks of Portsmouth, on the south coast of the UK. After graduating from Portsmouth University he pursued interests in art, philosophy and skateboarding culture, living in London, Paris and currently Berlin.
Honesty, expressionism and possibly exorcism can be read from Loughborough’s impulsive and intuitive rapid-fire mark making, which strive to grasp a comprehension of the human condition. Loughborough’s charcoal drawings, inspired by various themes concerned with Camus/Kierkegaard’s notion of ‘Absurdity’, capture lonely human forms, depicted through sporadically lit space. Couples and groups of people cling together searching for an antidote to the revelations of their existence . The ironic use of religious motifs in his works acts to enhance the awkward balance between secularism and religious hope that the characters depicted seem to grapple with.