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SLIDING HANDS,

2013

90 CM X 70 CM

OIL ON CANVAS

£4,750

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SLIDING DOORS,

2013

70CM X 50 CM

OIL ON CANVAS

£3,450

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THE PLATFORM,

2013

120 CM X 60 CM OIL ON CANVAS

£5,450

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THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER,

76 CM X 76 CM

OIL ON CANVAS

£4,750

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NEWTON FAULKNER

60 CM X 60 CM

OIL ON CANVAS

£4,950

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JUSTINYOUNG

60 CM X 60 CM

OIL ON CANVAS

£4,950

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PATRICK WOLF

60 CM X 60 CM

OIL ON CANVAS

£4,950

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DAMON GOUGH (BADLY DRAWN BOY)

60 CM X 60 CM

OIL ON CANVAS

£4,950

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LISA HANNIGAN

60 CM X 60 CM

OIL ON CANVAS

£4,950

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DAN MANGAN

60 CM X 60 CM

OIL ON CANVAS

£4,950

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EZRA KOENIG (VAMPIRE WEEKEND)

60 CM X 60 CM

OIL ON CANVAS

£4,950

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JACK STEADMAN (BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB)

60 CM X 60 CM

OIL ON CANVAS

£4,950

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EMMA-LEE MOSS (EMMY THE GREAT)

60 CM X 60 CM

OIL ON CANVAS

£4,950

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MATT BERNINGER (THE NATIONAL)

60 CM X 60 CM

OIL ON CANVAS

£4,950

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JADE WILLIAMS (SUNDAY GIRL)

60 CM X 60 CM

OIL ON CANVAS

£4,950

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LIAM FROST

60 CM X 60 CM

OIL ON CANVAS

£4,950

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FYFE DANGERFIELD (GUILLEMOTS)

60 CM X 60 CM

OIL ON CANVAS

£4,950

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PITTSFIELD

100 CM X 50 CM OIL ON CANVAS

£3,750

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NEW YORK MADSON

50 CM X 40 CM

OIL ON CANVAS

£2,650

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THIS HOUSE IS NOT FOR SALE

100 CM X 50 CM OIL ON CANVAS

£3,950

21

FARE THEE WELL

100 CM X 50 CM OIL ON CANVAS

£3,950

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STOP

29.7 CM X 42CM PENS ON PAPER

£1,500

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JACK-JACK

29.7 CM X 42CM PENS ON PAPER

£1,150

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WALK

50 CM X 40 CM

OIL ON CANVAS

£2,650

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HYDE DRAWING

29.7 CM X 42CM PENS ON PAPER

£750

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BOSTON HOUSES

42 CM X 49.4CM PENS ON PAPER

£1,500

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SATURDAY SUN

42 CM X 49.4CM PENS ON PAPER

£1,500


J O E S I M P S O N - PA I N T I N G S

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ARTIST’S STATEMENT

My artistic practice is a process of working on projects that produce a series of connected paintings on one theme. I like the idea that each project takes me as an artist on a journey, and there will be an element of surprise in the outcome. This exhibition represents selected works from the past few years of my career, from three separate projects: ‘Musician Portraits’, ‘Across America’ and ‘London’.

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‘Musician Portraits’ was a project I undertook in 2010 – 11, where I approached notable and interesting musicians to be a subject or a painting. There are 22 portraits in the full series, which have been exhibited all over the country, including a solo exhibition at The Royal Albert Hall in June 2012. My portrait of Maxi Jazz from this series was shortlisted for the BP Portrait Award 2011 and exhibited at The National Portrait Gallery. I tried to root each painting in a tradition of painted portraiture - each piece has a quiet, still and almost introspective feel to them. I tried to capture the way that each person held themselves when I met them, usually I didn't give the musicians a great deal of direction, or plan how I wanted the piece to turn out. These paintings have a physicality to them that you don't get with a photograph, the paint has a specific weight and application - you can see layers and brush-marks in the hair and skin tones.

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‘Across America’ is a project based on a month I spent traveling across the States, documenting the journey by making drawings, paintings and taking photographs along the way. On the famous train line, the Chicago Zephyr, I traveled from New York across country to San Francisco. When I returned home, I developed my studies into larger oil paintings, with a particular emphasis on the suburban, sleepy towns.

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The most recent paintings in the exhibition are from ‘London’. After working on many paintings focusing on the American landscape, I was keen to turn my attention to the city I live in. I decided to return to the narrative, cinematic paintings that I had worked on in the early stages of my career. These paintings show realistic images that utilise the conventions of cinematography to present 'staged', fictitious scenes where time has been stopped and extended. These frozen moments are deliberately ambiguous, inviting the viewer to inject their own emotions, motivations and narrative context into the scene, thereby avoiding limiting interpretation. I decided to focus this series on more romantic and optimistic subjects, set with an iconic London backdrop.

ARTMOORHOUSE Moor House 120 London Wall London EC2Y 5ET T. +44 (0)7502211914 T. +44 (0)7919070335 www.artmoorhouse.com info@artmoorhouse.com

JOE SIMPSON WWW.JOE-SIMPSON.CO.UK JOE@JOE-SIMPSON.CO.UK


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Exhibition (*solo shows marked by asterisk) 2013   *Across America, Reuben Colley Fine Arts, Birmingham

2012   *Musician Portraits & Almost There, Royal Albert Hall, London *Everything Is Electrified, Camden Town Unlimited, London *Musician Portraits, Rotunda Gallery, Llandudno

2011   *Musician Portraits, Pop-up Gallery, Greek Street, Soho, London BP Portrait Award 2011, The National Portrait Gallery, London Beck's Art and Music Label Competition, Shoreditch, London *Almost There, Cooper Gallery, Barnsley

2010    

New York, New York, Azura Superliner 2009   *Almost There, Waterside Arts Centre, Sale *Joe Simpson, Cornerhouse, Manchester *Almost There, Candid Arts Trust, London 2008 Accenture Corporate Art Loan, Accenture London Office ArtMap Manchester, City Tower, Manchester *Follow the Lights, Lowry Hotel, Manchester Waterside Open Art, Waterside Art Centre, Sale, Trafford 2007

Bankley Open 2007, Bankley Studios, Levenshulme The Grieve + Samaritans Art Prize, House of Commons, London. Jurors: Anthony McNerney and Camilla D'Arcy-Irvine Blank Media, Zion Arts Centre, Manchester Capricious (Degree Show), University of Leeds Liberté d´Expression, Light Gallery, London. Curator: Sharmina Karim Nationwide Mercury Music Art Prize 2007, The Hospital Gallery, London. Juror: Sir Peter Blake. Director: Dan Ford 2006 Liberté d´Expression Competition, Candid Arts Trust, London. Curator: Sharmina Karim Gallery Redbill, Shotton *Colourblind, Eleanor Winter's Gallery, Toronto 2005 Nationwide Mercury Music 'Art and Music 2005', The Air Gallery, London. Juror: Sir Peter Blake. Director: Dan Ford *One By One, North, Leeds 2004 Channel 4 Self Portrait Competition 2004, National Tour (including Manchester City Art Gallery) Bansang Hospital Appeal Charity Exhibition, University of Leeds Gascoigne Gallery Painting Prize 2004, Gascoigne Gallery, Harrogate  


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