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Buy Contemporary figurative paintings by Joe Simpson

Clearly influenced by artists like Edward Hopper, this artist explores the narrative of his paintings through an interaction between the characters featured in his work and the environments they inhabit.

Joe Simpson's fascination with cinematic compositions gives each of his paintings a real sense of drama. Each image is a snapshot in time, capturing a moment of reflection on the human condition.

Joe Simpson offers a more contemporary approach to figurative painting, and his work will surprise and delight as you explore the windows on life this artist captures

To learn more about this artist See Below

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Contact Details


For enquiries, commissions and orders, contact Joe Simpson by phone or email:

When contacting Joe, please ensure that you make it clear you are enquiring about work shown on the Arts Ablaze Website.


Artist's Statement

"My main influences are the painters Edward Hopper, Fletcher Sibthorp and Reggie Pedro. It’s incredibly daunting to even think about matching the abilities of such great artists, but they are such a major influence on my work that I can’t help but compare my own efforts with what they have achieved.

Film and cinematography are also extremely influential in my approach to painting. I am constantly fascinated by the structure of the filmed image, where everything is orchestrated and happens for a reason. It is often interesting to contrast such structured imagery with the disorganised and arbitrary way things are composed in everyday life. I like the idea that some of my paintings have qualities that make them appear almost as if they were a still from a reel of film, capturing a moment in time that is frozen, extended and open to closer scrutiny.

I always like to feature a figure within each of my paintings, usually imbuing such characters with a certain amount of ambiguity. This way I can leave the viewer to consider and determine a character’s role in a composition: implying a sense of there being a tangible narrative within each painting. I hope to instill in the viewer a feeling that they have been given a snap shot of a moment in time, and it is up to them to fill in the missing details; leaving them to ask - Who is this character? How have they arrived in this situation? What is their relationship with the environment they are found in? And where will the story develop from here?

I'm currently studying Fine Art at Leeds University after a year traveling and working in Australia. I've undertaken several private commissions and my work is available to buy on several online galleries. I'm at an early stage as a painter, but plan to promote my work using my own Website (See Below) and by exhibiting in and around Leeds."

Joe Simpson

You can also see more of Joe Simpson's artworks on his Website: www.joe-simpson.co.uk
 

Exhibitions

Joe Simpson plans to take part in a number of group later this year.

You can find more details about the following events by Contacting Joe Simpson.

  • 2004 - Bretton Hall Painting Exhibition.
  • 2004 - Gascoigne Gallery, Painting Prize 2004 Exhibition.

You can find more details about Joe Simpson's future exhibitions by visiting his Website - www.joe-simpson.co.uk


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Me - A painting by Joe Simpson.   Listenin' to Joni - A painting by Joe Simpson.   Ben - A painting by Joe Simpson.   Better Than Fiction - A painting by Joe Simpson.
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