Joy Osman

Joined Artfinder: March 2016

Artworks for sale: 27

United Kingdom

About Joy Osman

 
 
  • Biography
    My abstract paintings take their inspiration from jazz and classical music. Although I sometimes use canvases and wooden panels for larger scale compositions, I prefer to  work on heavy watercolour paper, which lends itself well to working in an improvisational manner with fluid acrylics.
    For the abstracts, I have adopted some of the techniques of screen printing, using brushes, squeegees and various other tools. Windows of colour are built up and in a similar way, lines and tones develop through the layers to express and interpret rhythms, textures and moods in the music.
    Myth and imagination form the basis of my figurative work, which is generally in charcoal or pastel. Like the acrylics, charcoal and pastel are very sensual media which I enjoy using. Hiding in the dark cellar of my father's chemist shop took up quite a lot of my childhood and provided the foundation of dark imagery that pervades many of my drawings. These are also inspired by the imagery of alchemy and mysticism. Another influence has been the Geffrye Museum where I spent much of my early life. That love of museums hasn't left me. In particular, I love the British Museum, where I draw early sculptures. Other influences include Rembrandt, Goya, Eileen Cooper, Howard Hodgkin and Ken Kiff.
    My work in Art and Design has been very varied and has included bookjacket illustrations for Women's Press and promotional work for the BeeGee's hit, 'Tragedy'. In addition to my permanent solo exhibition at the Watford School of Music, I have written and illustrated a book called, 'I Can't Wait To Be On TV!', published by Matador in 2013 and available on Waterstones' and Amazon's website.
    Exhibitions include: Gagliardi Gallery Chianciano Biennale at Museo D'Arte/  2018 
    The Oxo Tower 2018, The ICA, The Mall Galleries, The Hall Richards Gallery, The Imagination Gallery, AOI Galleries, Diesel House Studios

  • Links
  • Education

    1987 - 1990

    Chelsea School of Art

  • Upcoming Events

    There are no upcoming events

    Show previous eventsHide previous events

    Previous events

    Event: 'A Letter In Mind'

    Dates: Sept. 27, 2018 - Nov. 9, 2018

    Venue: Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House St, South Bank, London SE1 9PH

    Well known celebrities and artists also exhibit in this annual axhibition, including Jo Brand, Grayson Perry and many others. All works exhibited appear anonymously, and each is priced at £85 and the proceeds go to the National Brain Appeal.

    Event: Chianciano Biennale 2018

    Dates: Aug. 11, 2018 - Aug. 19, 2018

    Venue: Gagliardi Gallery, King's Road, London

    Exhibited in the Museo D'Arte at the Chianciano Biennale 2018 in Tuscany with the Gagliardi Gallery

    Event: Solo Exhibition of Abstract Paintings 2008

    Dates: Aug. 8, 2008 - Nov. 2, 2018

    Venue: Watford School of Music, The Muse, 70, Rickmansworth Rd, WD18 7JA

    A permanent solo exhibition of Joy's abstract paintings. Inspired by Clasical and Jazz music

    Event: Kew Bridge Steam Museum

    Dates: Nov. 10, 2006 - Nov. 11, 2006

    Venue: Kew Bridge Steam Museum, London

    Selected works exhibited at the Diesel House Studios

    Event: Benson & Hedges Competition Finalists

    Dates: Nov. 2, 1997 - Nov. 2, 1998

    Venue: AOI Gallery, London

    Illustration work

    Event: The Art of the Imagination

    Dates: Nov. 8, 1992 - Dec. 3, 1992

    Venue: Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1

    Works based on the imagination

    Event: Contemporary art

    Dates: March 6, 1991 - March 5, 1991

    Venue: Hall Richards Gallery, London

    Contemporary art works selected by the gallery

    Event: Works of the Imagination

    Dates: March 1, 1991 - April 4, 1991

    Venue: The Imagination Gallery, London

    Selected works

    Event: Benson & Hedges Finalists Exhibition

    Dates: Jan. 10, 1990 - Feb. 10, 1990

    Venue: The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), London, Pall Mall, SW1

    Collages for childrene' fairy tale

Links


Education

1987 - 1990

Chelsea School of Art


There are no upcoming events

Show previous eventsHide previous events

Previous events

Event: 'A Letter In Mind'

Dates: Sept. 27, 2018 - Nov. 9, 2018

Venue: Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House St, South Bank, London SE1 9PH

Well known celebrities and artists also exhibit in this annual axhibition, including Jo Brand, Grayson Perry and many others. All works exhibited appear anonymously, and each is priced at £85 and the proceeds go to the National Brain Appeal.

Event: Chianciano Biennale 2018

Dates: Aug. 11, 2018 - Aug. 19, 2018

Venue: Gagliardi Gallery, King's Road, London

Exhibited in the Museo D'Arte at the Chianciano Biennale 2018 in Tuscany with the Gagliardi Gallery

Event: Solo Exhibition of Abstract Paintings 2008

Dates: Aug. 8, 2008 - Nov. 2, 2018

Venue: Watford School of Music, The Muse, 70, Rickmansworth Rd, WD18 7JA

A permanent solo exhibition of Joy's abstract paintings. Inspired by Clasical and Jazz music

Event: Kew Bridge Steam Museum

Dates: Nov. 10, 2006 - Nov. 11, 2006

Venue: Kew Bridge Steam Museum, London

Selected works exhibited at the Diesel House Studios

Event: Benson & Hedges Competition Finalists

Dates: Nov. 2, 1997 - Nov. 2, 1998

Venue: AOI Gallery, London

Illustration work

Event: The Art of the Imagination

Dates: Nov. 8, 1992 - Dec. 3, 1992

Venue: Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1

Works based on the imagination

Event: Contemporary art

Dates: March 6, 1991 - March 5, 1991

Venue: Hall Richards Gallery, London

Contemporary art works selected by the gallery

Event: Works of the Imagination

Dates: March 1, 1991 - April 4, 1991

Venue: The Imagination Gallery, London

Selected works

Event: Benson & Hedges Finalists Exhibition

Dates: Jan. 10, 1990 - Feb. 10, 1990

Venue: The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), London, Pall Mall, SW1

Collages for childrene' fairy tale


 

Biography

My abstract paintings take their inspiration from jazz and classical music. Although I sometimes use canvases and wooden panels for larger scale compositions, I prefer to  work on heavy watercolour paper, which lends itself well to working in an improvisational manner with fluid acrylics.
For the abstracts, I have adopted some of the techniques of screen printing, using brushes, squeegees and various other tools. Windows of colour are built up and in a similar way, lines and tones develop through the layers to express and interpret rhythms, textures and moods in the music.
Myth and imagination form the basis of my figurative work, which is generally in charcoal or pastel. Like the acrylics, charcoal and pastel are very sensual media which I enjoy using. Hiding in the dark cellar of my father's chemist shop took up quite a lot of my childhood and provided the foundation of dark imagery that pervades many of my drawings. These are also inspired by the imagery of alchemy and mysticism. Another influence has been the Geffrye Museum where I spent much of my early life. That love of museums hasn't left me. In particular, I love the British Museum, where I draw early sculptures. Other influences include Rembrandt, Goya, Eileen Cooper, Howard Hodgkin and Ken Kiff.
My work in Art and Design has been very varied and has included bookjacket illustrations for Women's Press and promotional work for the BeeGee's hit, 'Tragedy'. In addition to my permanent solo exhibition at the Watford School of Music, I have written and illustrated a book called, 'I Can't Wait To Be On TV!', published by Matador in 2013 and available on Waterstones' and Amazon's website.
Exhibitions include: Gagliardi Gallery Chianciano Biennale at Museo D'Arte/  2018 
The Oxo Tower 2018, The ICA, The Mall Galleries, The Hall Richards Gallery, The Imagination Gallery, AOI Galleries, Diesel House Studios

 
 
 
×
Would you like 10% off?