Angeleno Magazine - Art And Culture Spotlight - "Walk The Line" - Joe Lloyd : New Paintings

Angeleno_July 2014_2Marrying left and right brain sensibilities, abstract painter Joe Lloyd seamlessly melds beautiful imperfections and errant geometries. An impressive emerging talent and 2012 MFA grad of Claremont Graduate University, Lloyd creates complex, architectonic works. Inspired by the limitations of mathematical geometry to capture the variance of organic forms, the artist uses geometric motifs in his paintings loosely, rather than formulaically, to invoke the observed discrepancies found in landscape, objects and architecture. Delineating space intuitively with line, texture, color and edge, Lloyd explores pattern as an aggregate of imperfect symmetries. His deceptively concise work conveys an energetic painterliness rarely associated with geometric abstraction. Joe Lloyd: New Paintings, on view July 26-Aug.29 at Western Project, is the artist’s first major solo exhibition in Los Angeles, and a must-see debut. Gallery director Cliff Benjamin says of the highly anticipated project, “[Joe Lloyd’s] work reflects the dynamic qualities of L.A. It is razor-sharp, unexpected and unapologetically beautiful.” Who knew that math could be so interesting? Western Project, 2762 S. La Cienega Blvd., L.A.,310. 838.0609, western-project.com

–Marieke Treilhard Modern Luxury / Angeleno Magazine / July 2014