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JOE FROST

IN JOE FROST’S STUDIO, WE DRINK WATER FROM HIS favourite smoked glass cups while we look at his current paintings. Most of them are unfinished canvases full of clamouring shapes, unrecognisable in content but pulsating with energy. He works on them little by little, letting one breathe while attending to another. Although many of these works are becoming pictures of places, they are painted here in the studio, through abstraction and memory. When asked “How do you know when to stop?” he replies “When the eye and the mind don’t hit any obstacles, and when the painting shows me something. In the best instances, the painting is ahead of my intentions.”

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