Joseph Loughborough creates dark and grotesque, yet delicate and beautiful charcoal drawings. This British artist works mainly with charcoal on paper and focuses on the expressive and impulsive execution of form and line that has become his trademark. His work is often assumed to be computer generated but is all created using charcoal, acrylic, oil or whatever material may be at hand, on canvas, paper or found objects.
‘I can understand why my work is considered dark but I have never really looked at it in this way. I have always intended it to be revealing, honest and expressive. Some of the pieces act like a personal exorcism through which I try to express, rather than deny, the emotions I encounter. Through my drawing, I strive to grasp a comprehension of the human condition and question how we interpret our oft-untold fears and desires’.
Graduating from Portsmouth University Joseph Loughborough pursued interests in art, philosophy and skateboarding culture, living in London, Paris and Berlin.
Today I want to show you one of his amazing drawings from his ‘In The Cave We Dance’ series – ‘The Cage’. His very impressive portfolio is filled with many beautiful drawings, paintings and sketches. His website is worth checking out! Just browse through Joseph’s gallery and see that I’m right!