Joshua von Uexkull

Based London, UK
Joshua von Uexkull


I am a recent graduate of Central Saint Martins from London. I work with the language of abstract art and digital technology, in order to paint pictures that represent the people and places around me according to my subjective viewpoint, challenging the supposed objectivity of the photography. I am fascinated by how the eye sees the world, by the elusiveness of appearances, and how to more vividly represent visual experience. Many of my figurative paintings employ elements of abstract painting such as flat planes of colour and hard edges. This is because I find the reduced aesthetic of certain Modernist abstract art particularly suited to his urban environment, architecture and fashion. I find this superficial, graphic and reduced style is more appropriate to our image saturated culture in which new media has caused us to look at the world in a much faster manner. Currently I am using digital drawing media such as Photoshop and drawing tablets for preliminary studies and compositional sketches that serve as the basis for the final paintings. Tablets allow me to quickly create an impression of a figure in motion and a fleeting light. Photography sees everything at the same time and in a geometric way but I am interested in the psychological experience of a figure and how their appearance changes over time.

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  • Genre & Style

    • Figurative, non-photographic realism
  • Inspiration & Vision

    • Our contemporary visual reality in London and getting people to be more conscious of it
  • Sales & Trajectory

    • Self-funded
  • Technique & Material

    • For the acrylic paintings, masking tape to imitate hard edge abstraction
    • For the oil paintings, alla prima for the vitality

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