Joseph Griffiths is an artist and writer living and working in London. He was born in Newport, South Wales in 1987.
He studied at the University of Wales Cardiff (2005-2006) and the Slade School of Fine Art (2007-2011).
Within his practice, Joseph broadly works between the binary oppositions of flatness and object-hood, the literal and the metaphoric, the hypothetical and the actual.
With a focus on resourcefulness, Joseph approaches materiality through gathering, ordering and a process of reduction of physical and non-physical matter which he draws from his everyday environment.
In doing so, Joseph explores the ideas of equivalence and the arbitrary. Furthermore, he has also begun to question the function of visual language and its limitations in an attempt to emphasise the significance of an artistic approach over a physical output.
The work can take the form of arranged objects, text, surface or simply exist as a conversation.
The Space Between
The Space Between is an exploration of words, active listening and conversation taking place over a period of a year.
The project is in conjunction with fellow artist Stephen Turner and his Exbury Egg. Also known as ‘The Eggman’ – Stephen has brought his Exbury Egg to Thamesmead as part of his international project, ‘Natura Prima?’ in partnership with Bow Arts Trust and the Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation (Venice, Italy). The Exbury Egg, located on the grounds of the Lakeside Centre, will act as a conversational tool and meeting space for artists and the local community.
The collaboration between Stephen and Joseph will see Joseph facilitate a series of discussions around themes that align both artists’ practices, including those of home, arrival, disconnect and the environment.
Further information and booking details can be found here.
Joseph will also be continuing his exploration of written text or words as material as part of the project and will regularly share work on this site. Further information on Stephen’s work can be found here.