“At the first Joash Woodrow exhibition in Harrogate in May 2002, I recall the sensation of magical discovery that here was an artist of exceptional talent.
…… the tremendous scope of his work was at once clear, and the recently-published book on the artist has helped clarify for me the many facets, and the essential nature, of his gift.
……picket-fenced allotments and industrial buildings – which seem to shimmer and vibrate with a rare and poignant poetry; painted and collaged art book pages which display a delightfully original, most cultivated wit; a few assemblages of found objects whose bare simplicity haunts and enchants.
One thing is clear: Woodrow’s unique voice – delicate, quizzical, elusive, full of oblique humour yet somehow impressively self-assured – runs through all that he painted, made and drew.”
Author of numerous catalogue essays on modern British and European painters and sculptors. Regular contributor to ‘RA’, ‘The Economist’, and co-author of the Joash Woodrow ‘Landscapes’ book.