Christmas is… a World of Art

13 Nov 2014

  • Joyce has curated four exhibitions to welcome this year’s festive season. The diverse art pieces range from paintings to drawings to sculptures. They set a distinctive atmosphere in each of our four locations. These artists are Shantell Martin from London, Manfredi Beninati from Palermo, Rome and Los Angeles, John Luke from Boston and Francoise Petrovitch from Paris. Each of these artists also created a one of a kind wrapping paper, which is based on their own artworks and aesthetics, only for the Joyce customers. Christmas shopping has never been so cultural and artistic.

    Shantell Martin at Joyce, Pacific Place
    A London Central St. Martin’s alumnus, Martin’s “Dear Grandmother” series is - surprisingly - a collaboration with her grandmother. She commissioned her grandmother to embroider colourful phrases like “Come Home” / “Go Home”, “British” / “English,” etc. The pieces are challenging, but playful and yet ironic. Martin also created a “Voice box”, which is a recording device covered in black drawings, which can distorts the voice recording.

    Manfredi Beninati at Joyce, Lee Garden
    The otherworldly nature of this Sicilian artist's soft focus dreamscapes is reminiscent of a childhood of fairytales. Beninati's figurative works, using oil on canvas, reflect a state of innocence, which exists behind the subtlety of pastels and candy colours.

    Josh Luke at Joyce, Harbour City
    Luke has designed and produced signs for many local Boston businesses in addition to exhibiting his art in several galleries around the USA His designs explore the dimensional qualities of letterform through vivid colours and vintage-like design concepts, using enamel on wood.

    Francoise Petrovitch at Joyce, Central
    Petrovitch practices a range of skills: sketches, sculpture and or other complex artistic techniques such as lavis or wall paintings, to evoke themes based around like human relationships / the different stages in life: for example from childhood to old age.