Joe Biel | Works on Paper

Recent exhibition:
New Work
April 7- May 28, 2011


Read reviews:

In the Studio: Joe Biel embraces the 'Veil'
April 8, 2012
By Leah Ollman, Special to the Los Angeles Times

Joe Biel: New Work
by Suzanne Beal

Lodown Magazine Issue 73
Beyond the Depth of Focus
Erik Hüsken
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MONKEY (Orb), 2010
Watercolor and latex on panel
12 x 9 inches
$2,000

I became aware of relationships to the history of portraiture—both in painting and photography—I thought about the German photographer august Sander and how his work seemed to be a sort of collection of emotional types of the time-pretty specifically German in his case. And I suddenly felt that painting, which I had largely abandoned for several years, was a more direct vehicle of expression. Color and mark seemed to add layers. I felt, and still feel, that the sense of vulnerability is under the surface of this series, and strangely, though animals were the subject, the real substance of the series is in it becoming a sort of lexicon for human expressions, attitudes and psychological states of being. —Joseph Biel





MONKEY (Couple), 2010
Watercolor and latex on panel
12 x 9 inches
$2,000


MONKEY (Microphone), 2010
Watercolor and latex on panel
12 x 9 inches
$2,000




MONKEY (Hammer), 2009
Graphite on paper
12 x 10 inches
$1,150 framed
SOLD