Joe Magee is an SPS Residency artist. His work comprises both still and moving images, and Jelly 1.0 is part of an emerging body of work that includes prints and short films.
Magee’s art has always been firmly rooted in photography and especially the graphic manipulation of the photographic image. His ideas over many years have consisted of exploring mental processes visually - trying to summon the human mind as a landscape or space in flux. He is interested in the ongoing struggle to effectively communicate with those around us. He likes to question what is driving us as human beings - our compulsions and addictions, our circular behaviours, our dreams and fears - and our relationship with ‘culture’. In this instance, Jelly is a motif Magee is using to explore the idea of vulnerability, buried memories and the unstable nature of identity.
Joe Magee is an artist-filmmaker who has shown widely at galleries and film festivals internationally. He has twice presented work at the International Symposium of Electronic Arts as well as at Watershed, the Institute of Contemporary Arts, the Victoria and Albert Museum and The National Portrait Gallery. His films have screened at London, Edinburgh and Tampere film festivals, and won several prizes.
Magee is a regular cover artist for Time Magazine and has contributed images continuously to The Guardian for over 20 years. In 2007 he won a D&AD award for outstanding achievement.
Medium: 6 colour Screenprint
Paper Size: 56 x 76 Somerset Satin