On His Shoulders // Original Oil Painting
Original oil painting on canvas, sized 90 x 60cm.
Taken from the series 'London'. In 2013, after working on a couple of projects that focused on painting the American landscape, Joe decided to turn his attention to the city he lives in and create a small series of paintings depicting London scenes.
It was a return to a more narrative and cinematic style, with reoccurring characters in romantic, optimistic scenes with an iconic London backdrop. These frozen moments are deliberately ambiguous, inviting the viewer to inject their own emotions, motivations and narrative context into the scene.