An Interview with Joseph Grahame.
Who and from where are you?
My name is Joseph Grahame and I'm an artist from Leeds, UK. My practice is primarily involved with painting and its processes.
How you got into this?
I began studying art in college and completed an extended diploma in art and design before moving to London to study for a year at Goldsmiths, University of London. After completing that year I moved back to Leeds to study a BA Fine Art at the University of Leeds. I became interested in painters such as Cy Twombly, Gerhard Richter, Callum Innes and Brice Marden among many others. I suppose from there on, my own practice became engaged with abstraction through processes and techniques. What I am most interested in however, is what it means to make paintings now.
What is your driving force?
I don't know if I have one in particular, but it can range from a lot of different things. Sometimes it can be an idea of how to apply something, or another time it could be something very simple like the desire to use a type of material or paint. It all stems from an interest in experimentation though.
What kind of work you do and why?
I currently make a lot of paintings on canvas and have been doing so for the past few years. I'm very interested in experimenting with different processes in regard to the application of paint, and also how abstraction can occur through using various techniques.
For more of Joseph Grahame Check this link of his Instagram account:- https://www.instagram.com/josephgrahame/ or his website http://www.josephgrahame.co.uk/
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