In May 2015 we held our first solo exhibition in London for Peter Joyce entitled 'Moving South'. The exhibition was held at Gallery 8, Duke Street St James's, London, SW1Y 6BN on 6 - 10 May.
Peter Joyce is well known and highly regarded among Modern British artists. His work is exhibited at all the main London art fairs and held in private and public collections all over the world. He is someone who prefers to be outside, especially in the Marais Breton Vendeen in western France where his studio is. This extraordinary marshland landscape pervades his work, apparently subliminally for he makes his paintings behind the closed doors of his large workspace. Although he sees himself as an abstract painter, the English tradition of landscape painting and a recognisable nod towards post-war Modern British Art are unmistakable. This said, Joyce is very much an artist working in 21st Century Europe.
The title of the exhibition refers not only to the physical move the artist Peter Joyce has made from Dorset to La Vendee in France but also to the noticeable influence this move has had on his work. The palette is brighter, the paintings are more open and this is the consequence of the combination of his proximity to the sea, the longer sunshine hours, the warmth and the quality of the light.
Twenty-two paintings reveal Joyce's concentrated study of the salt pan areas. It is an extraordinary area of polders and wet meadows crossed by canals and ditches, which Joyce has thoroughly explored and researched by walking, mapping and photographing. The exhibition is carefully put together as a whole, although each painting in itself is a complete piece of work.
8 Duke Street St James's London
Wednesday, May 6 - 10am - 6pm
Thursday, May 7 - 10am - 6pm
Friday, May 8 - 10am - 6pm
Saturday, May 9 - 10am - 4pm
Sunday, May 10 - 11am - 3pm
Please click on the following link to open a private view with framed images of all works in the exhibition: