Saturday, October 1, 2016

PAINTING OF THE MONTH

Work on Canvas: 16"x 20"

For those interested, please email Keith Hagan at khagan@skhmusic.com

==> More paintings on josepharthurart.com 

LIVE SONG OF THE MONTH


Each month a great version of a live song for new fans or older ones. Just to remember or to discover all the treasures of Joseph's songography.
This month  HAUNTED EYES (BRUSSELS 1997)

POEM OF THE MONTH



SPOTLIGHT OF THE MONTH

Joseph Arthur paintings arrive at 'Rhythm' Exhibition


As well as a being a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist musician/producer and poet, Joseph Arthur is recognised as an accomplished artist and has held many successful exhibitions in major cities around the world since his first solo exhibition in London in 2006.

Several of Joseph's paintings are currently featured, along with the works of seven other rock star artists, in the 'Rhythm' Exhibition at the O.C. Great Park Gallery, Irvine, CA.  The artworks are visually vibrant and explore various themes, including the relationship between movement and melody. This multimedia exhibition continues until November 13th 2016, so go along if you're in the area. For those who are unable to attend in person this video offers a "virtual visit" and gives some more detail on the artists and the works on show << Rhythm Exhibition on YouTube >>


Here's a short extract from an article about the 'Rhythm' Exhibition in The Orange County Register with some references to Joseph's work:

Arthur’s paintings are portraits, but in the vein of Picasso. They’re colorful and electric, as rhythm is, Arthur said. They’re almost alien-like, with splatters of paint, looping lines and out-of-proportion features.

Arthur describes them as ideas bubbling up from the subconscious.

“I wouldn’t want to sort of tack on a meaning to them or limit them,” he said. “They’re meant to be read through your perception and your interpretation.

“I love art that encourages you to follow your creativity, even if you don’t know what you’re doing.” Rock ’n’ roll is a bit like that too, he said. “You always have to have some ‘I don’t know what I’m doing’ in it.”

Read the full feature and others, with some great photos, below:

The O.C. Register: Rock musicians show another side at Great Park art show

L.A.Times: 'Rhythm' art exhibit reveals the other side of acclaimed musicians

OC Art Blog: An Opening for “Rhythm” at Irvine’s Great Park Gallery

(helen / @junkyard_h)