Installation view - Ned Pooler and Joe Stogdale present Twice as Nice (SEIZE Projects @ ENJOY Leeds, 2015) Work by Joe Stogdale
JOE STOGDALE - an introduction
Joe Stogdale works to create conceptual sculptures which he sees as structural intentions driven by personal imaginings.
The artist transforms raw materials into whimsical constructions and spatial interventions. These are engaged in a reciprocal relationship with the architectural character of the spaces they occupy.
Stogdale considers his practice to be an ongoing process of assemblage and is fascinated by this most basic act of putting together disparate components. A D.I.Y. enthusiast, he sets himself simple, practical tasks and completes, fails, repeats, extends or overcomplicates these in an endless sequence of pragmatism and material play.
His sculptures and installations often resemble makeshift 'set-ups', temporary compilations of his makings and contraptions. Inspired by the many problems and peculiarities inherent in construction, he aims to make work that communicates the tension in the relationship between humble means and big ideas.