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Joel Duncan

Duncan’s creative practice started as a way to relate to the Renaissance in the 16th century, bringing it toward a contemporary body of work, giving the work a revival in the context of modern life. His work aims to capture this way of working with a specific attention to mental health and how he can use the realism in his work to best communicate to the audience. This is combined with a style of lighting called chiaroscuro. Over time a body of work called Abstracted Light has been built from this: the darkness that brings forth the light and illuminates the detail. This is something the artist has worked on for the past two years and feels he has successfully purveyed the need for light in modern life.

Louisa Marriott