London based artist Joanna Gilbert paints TRUTH. Her truth.
But it’s a Truth that many will identify with. A late starter when it comes to art, Joanna Gilbert is a recent MAFA graduate from UAL Chelsea College of Arts where she was awarded a distinction for her ‘NOTHING TO BUY’ body of work.
It was during her Masters, her divorce and reaching some of the lowest points of her life, she found an invincible strength within her.
In the midst of hate, I found there was, within me, an invincible love
In the midst of tears, I found there was, within me, an invincible smile.
In the midst of chaos, I found there was, within me, an invincible calm
I realized, through it all, that…
In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.
And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.
By Albert Camus, French Philosopher
Bold and beautiful large-scale abstract pieces ooze visceral energy – energy that is painted from the inside, not from intellect. They show freedom and limitless thinking.
Joanna has shed her fear of failure, of meeting expectations, of living a lie. She has gained an understanding of life that she wished she had known when she was a teenager.
Something quite magical is emerging.
Every mark has a message, every colour has a meaning. There is passion, there is pain, there is a lifetime of experience that goes into each painting.