Tam Joseph


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Year 2020
Medium Pen and ink on paper
Dimensions 18.1 x 25.7 cm

About the work

A drawing of sculpture in progress, The Footprints Ended.

The donated artwork depicts the construction of a larger-than-life figure using twigs and branches, which began in March 2020.

I have been making video recordings of the figure under construction, which includes added footage of Sunday walks in the area of Highgate Wood and Alexandra Palace. As a result, more by accident than intention, the changes in the seasons and the interaction of people in the environment has been recorded.

About the artist:

Born 1947 Roseau, Tam Joseph lives and works in London. Graduated from Foundation Year, Central School of Art (1966); Slade School Art (1967); and London College of Printing (1974).

Joseph’s fine art practice reaches to areas of his consciousness and requires the constant re-evaluation of everything he knows.

His works are held in public and private collections including The Arts Council; Victoria & Albert Museum; The Museum of London; Wolverhampton Art Gallery; Kelvingrove Gallery; Ben Uri Gallery; Contemporary Art Society; Sheffield City Art Gallery; Camden Libraries; Bradford City Museum; and Newlyn Orion.

Selected exhibitions include Evolution, Tam Joseph Paintings, Felix and Spear Gallery, London (2020); Edinburgh Arts Festival (2020); Unexpected: Continuing Narratives of Identity and Migration, Ben Uri Gallery and Museum, London (2016); and Black Art in Focus, Wolverhampton Art Gallery (2016).

Residencies include The Tabernacle, Powis Square, London (1994).

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