Joseph Steele in Hebron, Palestine, 2015.

About Joseph Steele

After graduating in 2009 with a 1st in Fine Art from Newcastle University Steele released 'That's why they call it art (Baby)', receiving national press coverage.

In 2010, with the help of a sponsorship prize Steele began making paintings and sculptures with explosives leading to exhibitions and a 2013 collaboration with the accessories designer Lulu Guinness. The project received national press coverage and the resulting collection went on sale in Lulu Guinness stores around the world. Steele has also earned recognition for his work as an illustrator being nominated for the 2013 AOI awards.

In 2014 Steele funded, wrote, produced and directed 'Thus' a response to Friedrich Nietzsche's 'Thus Spoke Zarathustra'.

Since filming 'Thus' Steele has focussed more on drawing creating works inspired by trips to conflict zones in Palestine, Ukraine, Turkey, and Iraq.

In September 2016 Steele began studying a Masters in Fine Art at Goldsmiths, London.

Watch the WhiteSAO interview with Joseph Steele