Joanna Gilbert


'Urban emotion’; colourful, vibrant abstract and conceptual works created with an intuitive response.

London based artist, Joanna Gilbert uses spray paint, mixed media and installation to express what she calls ‘urban emotion’; colourful, vibrant abstract and conceptual works, created with an intuitive response, represented on various substrates, in an energetic and exciting manner.

Joanna holds a Masters Degree in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art where she explored the Experience Economy within the hyper-consumerist culture, and created the brand ‘NOTHING TO BUY’. She was awarded a distinction.

Much of Joanna’s work is shown away from the gallery environment, from empty shops to corporate offices in and around the UK. Most recently she installed a dynamic mirrored Perspex sculpture for Allied World, situated within the Walkie Talkie building at 20 Fenchurch St, London.

With a penchant for sheen and luminosity, Joanna Gilbert’s 2018 pop-up show ‘NOTHING TO BUY’ aimed to be an intervention between retailers and consumers.  By projecting only colour and light from the vacant shop (where there was nothing to buy) the window shopper becomes a passerby, taking only the memory and the experience.

Every Mark has a Message by Joanna Gilbert, Mixed media on canvas
Every Mark has a Message
Mixed media on canvas, 120x90cm
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The Journey in Thought by Joanna Gilbert, Mixed media on canvas
The Journey in Thought
Mixed media on canvas, 120x90cm
£poa
Who Says Painting is Dead? by Joanna Gilbert, Mixed media on plywood
Who Says Painting is Dead?
Mixed media on plywood, 35x58cm
£poa
With No Rain There Would Be No Rainbow by Joanna Gilbert, Spray paint and acrylic on plywood
With No Rain There Would Be No Rainbow
Spray paint and acrylic on plywood, 53x33cm
£poa
Urban Concrete Ocean by Joanna Gilbert, Spray paint and acrylic on canvas
Urban Concrete Ocean
Spray paint and acrylic on canvas, 140x80cm
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Sometimes You Just Gotta Go For It by Joanna Gilbert, Spray paint and acrylic on canvas
Sometimes You Just Gotta Go For It
Spray paint and acrylic on canvas, 200x201cm
£poa
What Goes on Around by Joanna Gilbert, Spray paint and acrylic on plywood
What Goes on Around
Spray paint and acrylic on plywood, 77x77cm
£poa