Peter Joseph, ‘Red and blue shapes (May 2014)’, 2014, Painting, Acrylic on cotton duck, Galerie Greta Meert
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Peter Joseph

Red and blue shapes (May 2014), 2014

Acrylic on cotton duck
54 1/10 × 44 1/10 in
137.5 × 112 cm
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Brussels
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Peter Joseph
British, b. 1929
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Peter Joseph has, over the course of decades, dedicated his practice to seeking the potential in constraint. He rose to critical acclaim in the 1970s for his meditative, two-colour paintings, which set one rectangle within a frame of a darker shade. These early works are characterized by perfect symmetry, where every decision about colour and proportion can be seen to be redolent of time, mood or place. While comparable to the work of Mark Rothko and Barnet Newman, Joseph’s is an anomalous strain of Minimalism: his allegiance lies as much with Renaissance masters as with his contemporaries, he says. More recently his format has departed from his established 'architecture' to divide the canvas into two planes, horizontally or vertically, wherein loose brushwork, natural tones and patches of exposed canvas tap into new feeling. As Joseph says: ‘A painting must generate feeling otherwise it is dead’.

Peter Joseph, ‘Red and blue shapes (May 2014)’, 2014, Painting, Acrylic on cotton duck, Galerie Greta Meert
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Peter Joseph
British, b. 1929
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Peter Joseph has, over the course of decades, dedicated his practice to seeking the potential in constraint. He rose to critical acclaim in the 1970s for his meditative, two-colour paintings, which set one rectangle within a frame of a darker shade. These early works are characterized by perfect symmetry, where every decision about colour and proportion can be seen to be redolent of time, mood or place. While comparable to the work of Mark Rothko and Barnet Newman, Joseph’s is an anomalous strain of Minimalism: his allegiance lies as much with Renaissance masters as with his contemporaries, he says. More recently his format has departed from his established 'architecture' to divide the canvas into two planes, horizontally or vertically, wherein loose brushwork, natural tones and patches of exposed canvas tap into new feeling. As Joseph says: ‘A painting must generate feeling otherwise it is dead’.

Peter Joseph

Red and blue shapes (May 2014), 2014

Acrylic on cotton duck
54 1/10 × 44 1/10 in
137.5 × 112 cm
.
Contact For Price
Location
Brussels
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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