Joe Stogdale is a recent graduate in BA Fine Art from the University of Leeds, and is currently undertaking a studio residency at NN Contemporary Art, Northampton (UK). He works to create conceptual sculptures which he sees as structural intentions driven by personal imaginings.
Stogdale considers his practice to be an ongoing process of assemblage and is fascinated by this most basic act of putting together disparate components. He sets himself simple, practical tasks and completes, fails, repeats, extends or overcomplicates these in an endless sequence of pragmatism and material play.
His sculptures and installations often resemble makeshift 'set-ups', temporary compilations of his makings and contraptions. Inspired by the many problems and peculiarities inherent in construction, he aims to make work that communicates the tension in the relationship between humble means and big ideas.
Background image: Joe Stogdale, 5:49 (2013)
Image courtesy of Charles Faulkner, 2013. All rights reserved
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