b:1981, Monmouthshire

Joseph Paxton's work broadly explores what it is to be a living being - struggle, endeavour, behaviours, emotions and states of being. Both animal and human form are used to express the physical and psychological juxtapositions of strength, vulnerability, simplicity and complexity.


The connection between living beings and the environment, (both built and natural) and the exploration of the human animal, are common themes in his work. 

Paxton was born in rural Wales and studied Fine Art at Newcastle University from 2001-2005. He currently lives and works in London. He is also a musician/violinist, from which he draws inspiration.


Image © Joseph Paxton