Joseph . L Griffiths

Melbourne-trained/Paris-based artist Joseph . L Griffiths specialises in drawings and incredible mechanical installations. In both mediums he seeks “to transcribe the living relationship between man & machine” in what is an undeniably poetic way. Using his detailed graphite illustrations “to evoke the digital sheen of production” and his installations to “propose a return to primitive technologies and encourage a reconnection to the manual and man-made worlds through manual crafts”, Griffiths’ work cleverly subverts the assumptions associated with drawing and mechanics. The results are extremely appealing, both visually and conceptually. I am sure that I am not the only person out there dying to go for a spin on Griffiths’ Drawing Machine #1 (To Your Hearts Content).


January 14, 2011