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Joe Doldon

visual arts

My practise is material led. This is the starting point for all of my work, which is usually modest and of low monetary value. Work materialises through a process of experimentation, following certain formulas through which I aquaint myself with the properties and the potential of the medium whilst constantly thinking about detracting the material from its everyday use and aesthetic. I aim to make work of an optimistic nature, which operates on a subtle level.

 

Recent work has become more abstract and open-ended. I want my work often to speak in metaphors and have become ever more conscious about the viewers role in completing the work, bringing their own interpretation and reading. Simply how visual perception and physical experience is unique to each individual is an impetus for making work. Ideas pertaining to the rate of human progress, and the unforeseen repercussions of this were central to previous work, and still feed in on a more subconscious but natural level. I feel that I’m heading gradually to making work which has a more diverse language and is more richly layered in interpretation.

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