Joe Bucklow

(b 1986United Kingdom. Lives and works in York)

From a mixture of imagination and photography, Joe paints landscapes and urban scenes with a strong cinematic and theatrical influence.
Through painting, these semi-imagined settings are transmitted to the viewer to offer a glimpse into worlds that are at once familiar and unknown.
His technique uses both an illustrative use of line and detail along with expressive, gestural brushwork layered to construct these spaces. The paintings attempt to present an environment for intensely private moments often experienced within a vast space.

"My work attempts to encourage the viewer to dwell upon the forgotten and mundane elements of our surroundings whilst elevating the sense of solitude and the peace found in seclusion. "

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