Joseph Loughborough


The Replacement, charcoal on paper, 195 x 150 cm.

 And Then We Will Fade, charcoal on paper installation, 150 x 348 cm.

Joseph Loughborough with And Then We Will Fade installation

The Blame, charcoal on paper, 75 x 110 cm.

Collected Thoughts Of A Simple Man, charcoal on paper, 105 x 160 cm.

The Absurd, charcoal on paper, 50 x 65 cm.

Blinding Hopes, charcoal on paper, 80 x 75 cm.

La Route, charcoal on paper, 153 x 121 cm.

Always was, mixed-media, charcoal on paper, 50 x 65 cm.

The One Who Looked, mixed-media, charcoal on paper, 50 x 65 cm. 

About The Artist

Joseph Loughborough (b. 1981) spent his formative years playing in the derelict boatyards and creeks of Portsmouth.

These vivid early memories are clearly evident in his figurative work, where the sensual curve of human ribs might be mistaken for the carcass of an old boat sinking into the mud, its skeletal hull protruding thorough the weeds.

Honesty, expressionism and possibly exorcism can be read from Loughborough’s impulsive and intuitive rapid-fire mark making, which strive to grasp a comprehension of the human condition. Questions are frequently asked of the viewer about how we interpret our oft-untold fears and desires.

A profound interest in the life and works of Egon Schiele, Frank Auerbach, Käthe Kollwitz and Alberto Giacometti gives a further insight into Loughborough’s aesthetic.

Joseph Loughborough’s Website