Joe Turpin

My painting practice and work deals with themes of memory; mourning and history in relation to the contemporary. History and historical narratives inform my work, extend into mythology and stories exploring personal identity; culture and oneness. I am interested in the ecstasy of colour, post modern strategies of painting such as still life, portraiture and story telling, and how my position finds itself in a post-modern South African and world context. I have recently been experimenting with expanded painting and physically extending paintings beyond the canvas and the wall.

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