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John Douglas Joyce MA. (Dist;) Fine Art Sculpture

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Sculptor John Douglas Joyce MA. (Dist;) Fine Art Sculpture
John Douglas Joyce

About John Douglas Joyce

John Douglas Joyce is one of those rare Artists that cant be tied down into any Pigeon Hole or Category with his astonishing Spectrum of Styles and subject matter. He will be a headache to the `Experts` on the Antiques Roadshow in years to come.
Sculptor John Douglas Joyce MA. (Dist;) Fine Art Sculpture
At work on Bronze figure

Exhibition History of John Douglas Joyce

2015 Stone Works Gallery, Purbeck, Dorset
2015 Sculpture Exhibition, Birtley House, Surrey
2014 Great British Sculpture Show, Hatfield House
2013 Sculpture Exhibition, Birtley House, Surrey
2012 Past Masters Exhibition, Foyer Gallery, Farnham
2012 Sotheby’s Auction House, West Sussex
2012 The Royal College of Art, London
2012 Sotheby’s Auction House, West Sussex
2011 UCA Foyer Gallery, Epsom, Surrey
2011 James Hockey Gallery, Farnham, Surrey
2011 Hampton Court Flower Show, Surrey
2011 Made MA show, Foyer Gallery, Farnham, Surrey
2010 Blythe Gallery, Imperial College, London
2010 Chelsea Flower Show, London
2010 243 Gallery,Hackney, London
2005/6/7/8/9 James Hockey Gallery, Farnham, Surrey
2003/4 Red Biddy Gallery, Shalford, Surrey
2001/2 The Gallery, Guildford, Surrey
2000 Century Gallery, Henley on Thames
1998/9 Riverside Arts, Sunbury on Thames
1998 Alwin Gallery, Bond Street, London
1996/7 Syon Park Gallery, Twickenham, Surrey

At the patination stage

Biography / CV of John Douglas Joyce

Sculptor: @ John D Joyce Sculptures:

2005 -2015
Company: University for the Creative Arts
Present position: Fine Art Metals&Foundry Tutor/Technician

Responsibilities include: The day to day running&maintenance of the bronze foundry&allied areas, also responsible for fine art metals, both positions supporting the Fine Art programme @ the UCA Farnham

2003-2005
Company: Sculpture Studio:
Address: Taplins court farm, Church lane, Hartley Wintney, Hampshire.

Position held: Self Employed Sculptor undertaking and working to commission: work includes manufacture and fabrication of mild steel sculpture, Mig welding, gas cutting/brazing and fabrication of metal and copper armatures, heat treating and patination of finished works

2000-2003
Company Ridgeway Sculpture Design Studio
Address: Hartley Farm, Great Missenden, Wendover, Buckinghamshire

Position held: Self employed, fabricating resin bronze sculptures, fibreglass mould making and metal armature fabrication and construction, chasing, fettling and patination of finished pieces.

Preparing large piece for exhibition

Artist Statement of John Douglas Joyce

What defines a true artist irrespective of his or her chosen discipline is not just the desire, but the need to create. In Joyce`s case that chosen discipline is sculpture.

He is an established sculptor living&working in the UK, and also manages a small bronze foundry, enabling him to cast his own work.

Joyce has been sculpting now for many, many, years. Sculpture is his passion, and this love for his craft, unquestionably reflects in the quality&craftsmanship intrinsic within the work!

He has worked in various mediums, but ultimately, bronze remains best suited to his current work, for its sheer gravitas, integral beauty&subsequent archival provenance.

His current work, although an eclectic mix of varying subject matter&scale, nevertheless strives to encompass a coherent theme throughout. An attempt to deceive the viewer, through manipulation&illusion as to the weight&balance of an object, and thus create a dynamic tension between the two, and subsequently the effect this has on the balance of a composition as a whole.

Symposiums

Royal College of Arts Bronze Symposium - 2012

Qualifications / Education of John Douglas Joyce

2009-2011 MA Fine Art Sculpture (Dist:) UCA FArnham, Surrey
2000-2005 BA Fine Art Sculpture (Hons:) UCA FArnham, Surrey
1998-2000 BTEC Art&Design (Dist:) Brooklands College, Surrey

Influences / Inspiration of John Douglas Joyce

Joyce`s influences include an eclectic mix of artists.

Artists such as:
Jacob Epstein
David Mach
Ron Muick
Javier Marin

& he is inspiration comes from the dynamic tension within a piece of sculpture. The sheer inherent&intrinsic power&grace captured within the `movement of form`.

Price Range of Work

John Douglas Joyce's work has a price range from £1,500 to £3,750
£500 - £20,000

Dependant of course on size /scale etc;

Starting with the smaller `coffee table` size pieces, through to the larger statuettes,& ultimately the monumental size pieces.
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Mediums utilised

John Douglas Joyce's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

John Douglas Joyce's work is found in the following categories on site:
Indoor figurative sculpture (5)
Surrealist Sculpture (5)
Interior, Indoors, Inside Sculpture (4)
Balancing Sculptures (3)
Archaeology inspired sculpture Statues (2)
Humorous Witty Amusing Lighthearted Fun Jolly Whimsical Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines (2)
Symmetric Sculptures / Statues / statuettes / statuary (2)
Human Figurative Sculptures (2)
Spiral Twisted sculpture / statue / carving (2)
Conceptual Art Sculptures Statues often Large or Monumental Abstract Art (2)
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures (2)
Ceramic Sculptures (2)
Extinct Animals Sculptures (2)
Male Men Youths Masculine Statues Sculptures statuettes figurines (2)
Figurative Abstract Modern or Contemporary Sculptures Statues statuary statuettes figurines (2)
Shells Sculptures including Land and Sea and Freshwater Shells Fossil Shells (2)
Fantasy sculpture or Statue
Abstract Dance / Dancer Sculptures
Monumental Sculptures
Arte Deco style Abstract Stylised Contemporary Modern Sculpture
Aquatic Sculptures Fish / Shells / Sharks / Seals / Corals / Seaweed
Dance Sculptures and Ballet Sculptures
Crows Jackdaws Magpies Ravens Jays Corvids Sculptures or Statues
Nudes / Male Sculpture
Stylized Animals Sculptures
Busts and Heads Sculptures Statues statuettes Commissions Bespoke Custom Portrait Memorial Commemorative sculpture or statue
Torsos Sculptures or Chests of Men and Women Females Girls Children Statues statuery statuettes
Sculptures of Sport in General
Nude sculpture statue statuette Figurine Ornament
Objects of desire Sculptures
Organic / Abstract Sculpture
Wild Animals and Wild Life Sculptures
Birds in Flight, Birds Flying Sculptures or Statues
Suspended Sculptures or Statues or Statuettes
Contemplative, Restful, Thougtful Sculptures
Pool, Pond, Lake Stream or River Water Feature
Gymnast or Gymnastic sculpture / statue / statuette / figurine
Military, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines Airmen and Military Equipment
Wild Bird Sculptures
Primate / Apes Sculptures
Garden Bird and Animal Sculptures
Carved Wood Sculptures
Meditation sculpture / Statues / statuettes / figurines
Small Game fish like Trout Salmon Grayling and Other Angling Fish
Focal Point Abstract Contemporary Modern sculpture statue
Fresh Water Fish sculpture statue statuettes
Wall Panel Carved Engraved Cast Moulded Sculpture Statue plaque
Spiritual sculpture
Wild Modern Contemporary Dance or Dancing sculpture
High Relief or Haute Relief Carving Sculpture Wall Panel casting in Bronze / Copper
Sea Fish Sculptures
Assemblages Sculptures Made from a Variety of Pieces or Bits collected together
Stylised Nude statue sculpture statuette ornament
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