Joseph Goody, The Sudden Walk

Wall Street International, May 3, 2018

This new exhibition of works by young London-based artist Joseph Goody finds a space between intention and conformity. Wide, abrupt brush strokes overlap and abut one another in large-scale works that are the result of a meticulous process of revealing and concealing.

 

In leaving the remnants and shadows of stripped away ornamentation the works are an honest reflection of their formation, almost minimalist in form yet indelibly linked to the process of their creation. The effect is an unusual and individual style combining the adversarial attractions of order, regularity and simplicity while at the same time resisting it with the wilful disorderliness of tactility, entropy and chance.