Joyce Treasure translate concepts relating to identity working with body forms, which allow her to explore the sense of movement within her work. She uses mixed media, collage and various substrates, working within layers. For the past two years Joyce has worked the urban landscape as a street artist, this being her favourite canvas, as it allows her an immediate display and interaction with the viewer.
She also uses fragments of history to create her own narratives… This is placed within the content of material or sometimes sits outside content to invite the reader to examine identity and its structure.
Black Cultural Archives launch and move into their grade II listed building on Windrush Square, Brixton. A plan that has been in the making for 11 years! AND BCA are now stocking my work…. which is truly WickED news!!! What joy!
“Black Cultural Archives is a national institution dedicated to collecting, preserving and celebrating the histories of people of African and Caribbean descent in the UK. We will lead the heritage and cultural sectors and the general public towards a greater understanding and enjoyment of Black heritage.”
And a quote from Ramana Maharshi:
“Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside.”
Which ties in with one of my latest paintings titled : “The Queen Within” I have included an image here. This piece is available as an original and limited edition print. This piece is a further expansion of my morphed queen imagery where I work over postage stamps of the queen making her Black.