“Works of provocative narrative and beauty”

The Independent

Joe close-up

Melodramatic narratives to talk about things that are current, processing things I see and hear in the news or simply walking down the street, loosely fabricated to highlight the ridiculous.

Reactivation and continuation of traditions, the uncanny familiar of the everyday, the connection between intense memories, ideas and structures that echo the well known and the exterior world that now soaks through.

The idea of transgression and the element of the grotesque and everything else that puzzles me about this planet and my place in it.

I want the viewer to have thought provoking exposure from my wildest imagination and to show the transparency and my unique experience of the flickering nature of this world.

"Joe Hesketh is obviously a character and it shows in her large and brazenly sensuous paintings… Hesketh gives oils the translucent resonance of watercolours… this alone invests her improvisations with the heady dizziness of highly ambivalent dreams. You’re never quite sure whether what’s going on is a matter of fun or fear."

The Guardian

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