Joe Cheetham
15 March—14 April
Thurs—Fri, 12:00—17:00
Wed and Sat by prior appointment.

“During my MFA I became fascinated by artists reproducing the accidental painterly qualities of a buffed and tagged wall or torn billboard. I was interested in graffiti vandalism and in particular how I could adopt the attitude of both graffiti writer and property owner in the act of painting. The first sprayed works I made were all about this, the fraught relationship between tag and buff, a mark and its removal. I would begin with a drawing often in the form of a cartoon or tag that I would then paint over and then re-spray. In this way my process became performative, creating space for the medium to dictate and unexpected qualities to emerge.”

Full interview with Joe at tradegallery

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