London based artist, Joanna Gilbert uses spray paint and mixed media to express what she terms ‘urban emotion’ – a reflective internalization of emotions communicated through gestural expression in a cathartic process.
“There are elements of vulnerability and fragility. The starting point is poetry concerning the internal narrative to my life, and the silence I am faced with.” Fragments of consciousness are transcribed, then painted over and re-written with superficial decorative colors. The juxtaposition of the color palette is a purposeful contradiction to the truth.
Colourful, vibrant abstract works are created in a calculated yet spontaneous process. This blend of controlled and uncontrolled is translated as an intuitive response, represented on canvas in an energetic and exciting manner.
Joanna Gilbert is currently studying a Masters of Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art and has previously shown with the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolors. Her work has been shortlisted for the SWA and Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize. Her work is also on show within various corporate offices in and around the UK and she has recently completed a dynamic mirrored Perspex sculpture for Allied World, situated within the Walkie Talkie building at 20 Fenchurch St, London.
2017 PATH, Chelsea UAL Collaborate Project,
2017 Edge of Ordinary 6, Espacio Group Show, Bethnal Green
2016 Sculpture on the 19th floor of 20 Fenchurch St (The Walkie Talkie Building, London)
2016 ‘Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours at the Mall Galleries’ Group Exhibition
2015 ‘Battersea Development’ Group Exhibition
2015 London Jewish Cultural Centre Group Exhibition
2014 ‘Art in Architecture II ‘ on show at The Comer Business Centre, London
2013 ‘Iconic London’ at The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea
2013 Represented and on show via The Linda Blackstone Gallery
2013 Group show at The Playboy Club London
2013 Represented and on Show through Wade Consulting
2013 ‘Art in Architecture’ at The Comer Business Centre, London
2012 Display on Show at Greys Gallery
2010 Private exhibition at Hodge Jones & Allen LLP office firm
2009 ‘Windmills of my mind’ private shows at Home House
2008 ‘Brands and their Architecture’ at The Arts Club
COLLECTIONS AND COMMISSIONS
American Express – 3 paintings commissioned for reception area at 230 Blackfriars
Gazprom – A series of 5 works of art exploring the brand and service. Commissioned for London HQ.
Elior – Branded Art commission for HQ
Space Engineering – 2 paintings commissioned for Bristol HQ
M&S – On show in staff area of Cheshire Oaks
B&Q – On show in London HQ
Sports Direct – Portrait of Mike Ashley on show at HQ boardroom
House of Fraser – Presented to Jon King and displayed in HQ
Anthony Pepe & Co, Winners of Small Estate Agent of the Year. Created 5 works of branded art for two office fit outs.