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Joseph Meloy
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: East Williamsburg



ARTIST STATEMENT: Joseph Meloy (b.1982) is a visual artist born and raised in New York City. Working in a style he coined “Vandal Expressionism”, his particular brand of post-graffiti abstraction draws heavily from AbEx, art brut, surrealism, cave painting and pop art, invoking primal elements of graffiti and the iconography of damage and intrusion from street art to turn the calligraphic scribbles of the street into a medium for artistic divination. Unencumbered by distinctions between the abstract and the figurative, his work delves into the impulses of the subconscious, transcribing them spontaneously onto canvas, paper and wall in an otherworldly yet distinctly urban visual language.
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  • Steve Martin's Advice
    2015
    Aerosol, acrylic, latex, oil & ink on wood
    48" x 24"
    Inspired by "Matisse: The Cut-Outs", I painted sheets of paper and filled them with abstractions, cutting them out and arranging them over a textural background into an allover composition.

  • Diagram
    2014
    Acrylic, ink & oil on canvas
    30" x 40"
    Inspired in part by the video games of my youth, this piece is about the interplay between geometric shapes and urban scrawl. In January 2014, this was a featured image on the popular art-blog Street

  • Scrap
    2014
    Xerox collage, oil & acrylic on wood
    24" x 18"
    This is something of a meta-painting. In mid 2014, I digitally composited 30+ works from mid 2013 and assembled a huge piece I called a "chimera". I printed random, tight crops of this chi

  • Firework Pinball
    2014
    Aerosol, ink, oil & acrylic on wood
    22" x 50"
    I found the substrate for this piece and I liked the fact that it already had its own built-in frame. Like the previous piece, "Diagram", this work is also inspired by the maps of video gam

  • Lifecycle of the Flying Flower
    2013
    Acrylic, ink & oil on paper
    5" x 7"
    An exploration into the accumulation and breakdown of an allover composition into its constituent glyphs. A work of paper on paper, this piece employs subtle use of collage.

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