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Joseph Shaeffer
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If you're an artist, what kind of art do you make?
Conceptual, Installation, Painting, Sculpture
I am...
Interested in interpreting complex ideas through the language of sculpture and painting.
About my artwork
I am currently pursuing two bodies of work. First is the study of psychological tension inherent in the human condition as it transitions from the sub-conscious into the conscious mind. From the conscious mind this tension can now be translated into the language of sculpture through the use of material, space and form.

The second body of work investigates this same tension in the sub-conscience mind where it conceals itself in the form of layered voids created by traumatic events.

These Voids are confronted in this body of work through a process similar to how they were formed; slowly over time, layer by layer. Void create – Void fill. This seems like a redundant exercise at first, but upon further investigation it presents an elegant solution to the conflicting elements of the problem; the creation of a physical Void to fill a psychological Void.
Artists I like
Lee Bontecou, Morio Shinoda, Clifford Still, Vance Kirkland, Tara Donavan, Eva Hesse, George Rickey, Naum Gabo, Arnaldo Pomodaro, Morten Andersen, Matt Hope... so many more!
Observing human nature while quietly going about my business. Architecture, design and of course, art.
What exhibitions are good at the moment?
Looking forward to Site Santa Fe this Summer and Matt Hope at Ace Gallery in the Fall.
Centre of the artworld:
nowhere and everywhere

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At 20:26 on November 12, 2011, ROGER WEIK said…

Thank you! I like yours also. Keep it up. Exciting.

At 22:17 on December 17, 2008, Julie Clare said…
Hi Joseph, I found your work very exciting, especially the tension/suspension peices.They exude a quiet strength balanced within their own elegance, thankyou for the experience!
At 17:05 on November 21, 2008, antonio sammartano said…
Hi joseph, your work is very beautiful.
www.magnetikzone.com contemporary art
At 9:33 on October 20, 2008, ART & ARTISTS LA said…

Open to all artists in all fine arts media we seek to recognize outstanding quality and diversity in the arts.

The 2009 IJC is open to all artists worldwide, age 18 and older. All works must be original. Entries in the following medias will be accepted: Painting, Drawing, Mixed media, Printmaking, Watercolor, Ceramics, Sculpture, and Photography.

Entry Deadline February 15th 2009.


A solo show next winter 2009 at Bluebird Art House and $1500 to the winner. 1 work in the show for each one of the 3 runner up.

To receive the Submission Form and bases

At 11:57 on September 17, 2008, Zosia said…
Hi Joseph,

there are some exiting news from Warsaw, Capital of Poland; let's see what artists are doing there:


and also check directly on Marzena's website: http://www.turekgas.com/ - her skate-painting actions are already famous! a lot of fun


At 4:11 on July 17, 2008, John Ladd said…
I am intrigued by your work. I'd like to add you as a friend..
At 10:09 on July 9, 2008, magnetikzone said…
ciao joseph , the site magnetikzone will be translated into English. Good work. Antonio sammartano
At 8:38 on July 8, 2008, magnetikzone said…
baeutiful work!
ciao antonio
At 10:59 on June 29, 2008, jan lewin-cadogan said…
Fascinating work, jan
At 0:37 on June 1, 2008, Constantinos Kyriacou said…
beautiful work!


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