Joanna Georgiades


The brushed on, poured on smashed on paint, is in such contrast to the porcelain quality of the portrait. that it serves as an act of aesthetic rebellion to highlight the fragility of the icon.

Joanna Georgiades is a London based artist working in portraiture and landscape, she uses gestural and kinetic marks to build a conversation between the brush and the drip creating form from action. Canvases from her studio are reused; she leaves evidence of the previous paintings to build relationships between the planes, with the areas of built up paint being used to define and intimate presence. These elusive forms are worked into ghostly disembodied apparitions that linger between the marks of the paint. These presences are emotively painted with nostalgic allusions and represent influences on her work from music, writing and popular culture.

Solo Exhibitions

 2013  Vyner Street Gallery, ‘face’

2012  Vyner Street Gallery, ‘Born from the Shadows’

Selected Group Exhibitions

 2013  Stour Space, London ‘Collective Exhibition’

2013  Sara Twomey Gallery, London ‘Smoking Inside’

2013  Cultivate Vyner Street, London ‘Ten 3’

2013  Hackney WickED, London

2013  Schwartz London, London ‘Tasty Modern’

2013  Candid Arts, London

2012  Hackney WickED, London

2012  Stour Space, London ‘From the Shadows’

2012  Arch Gallery, London ‘Dazed and Refused’

2011  Mall Gallery, London ‘Royal Institute of Oil Painters Open’

2007  Auto Italia, London ‘Now Wash Your Hands’

2007  Mother Studios, London ‘100 Stories’

2006  Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport ‘Sefton Open’

2005  Maryland Studios, London’ Arts Unwrapped’

2005  Mall Gallery, London ‘The Discerning Eye’

2005  Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport ‘Sefton Open’

2003  Blue Wing Gallery, London