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Joseph Steele in Hebron, Palestine, 2015.

About Joseph Steele

Joseph Steele is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in London. His practice comprises drawing, photography, video and installation. Steele graduated in 2009 with a First in Fine Art from Newcastle University.

In 2010, with the help of a sponsorship prize Steele began making paintings and sculptures with explosives leading to a solo exhibition and a 2013 collaboration with the accessories designer Lulu Guinness. The project received national press coverage and the resulting collection went on sale in stores around the world. Steele has been shortlisted for the Association of Illustrators Award, Bloomberg New Contemporaries and the East London Painting Prize.

Since 2015 Steele’s practice has focussed on contemporary conflict. In April 2016 Steele was invited to the Kurdish controlled area of Northern Syria as a war artist. In 2015 Steele’s ‘BLAST 2’ was acquired by the British Army and is on permanent display at British Army Command, Andover. In September 2016 Steele began studying a Masters in Fine Art at Goldsmiths, London.

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