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accumulations + traces + signs + spaces

There is always something to see if you can manage to look. I often try to remind myself of this. At home. Out on the streets. Or on the move from one place to another. A simple act of looking with curiosity, even when there seems too much or nothing at all.

My current practice is an extension of this, from ongoing observations of peripheral details found in public places, to active excavations of accumulations gathering in private spaces, an attempt to sift through anything in the spirit of (re)discovery.

The things I find typically become part of images or encounters that aim to represent human experiences, drawing from collections of fragments, residues and traces that (re)form ideas through a process of transformation and/or (re)integration.

The resulting works may reflect different subjects, from current affairs like migration and conflict, to more personal matters like memories and trauma, or broad interests like communication and systems, but always with the intention of exploring ways of seeing.

With an interdisciplinary and multimedia approach, the projects embrace elements of video, photography, digital, graphic design, print, documentary, intervention, and more.


MFA Fine Art
University of the Arts London:
Wimbledon College of Arts
2017 - 2019



Patrick Joseph