Joanna Gilbert uses spray paint and mixed media to convey what she terms ‘urban expression’ – a reflective internalisation of images gained from the observation of street art within urban environments.

Maverick acts of graffiti and street art appear throughout the urban landscape in an uncontrolled manner against the backdrop of predefined and approved architecture. This rebellion of interest tells a story of a polarised world – one where dictatorship meets expression.

Aspects of the random and the uncontrolled are juxtaposed with order and formality. This blend of controlled and uncontrolled is translated as an intuitive response, represented on canvas.

“I see the streets as galleries. Whether we like it or not – urban walls are a shared canvas for anyone with a spray can.”


  • “I’ve been fortunate to witness how Jo, with such ease, expertly manipulates shape and colour to create dynamic abstracts”.

    Paul Regan

  • “Joanna’s works are constantly evolving and hugely popular with our clients, she is a joy to work with and we are proud to represent her”

    Tor Henman ARTIQ


London Art Fair
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Winner of #LAF17 Instagram Competition

After seeing a request by @londonartfair on instagram to tag a friend and say why you think you should win a VIP ticket to the preview of the show - I thought it only right to...

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Joanna Gilbert Selected for the Top 50 Contemporary Art Blogs to follow

My blog has been selected by the Feedspot panelists as one of the Top 50 Contemporary Art Blogs on the Web. This is the most comprehensive list of the Top 50 Contemporary Art Blogs on the...

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Allied World
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Sculpture now on show in the Walkie Talkie Building

Joanna Gilbert is an abstract artist, inspired by modern architecture. Angles, geometry, perspective and space are the foundations of her work. The use of reflection, shards of glass,...

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