ABOUT ME

AUTHOR
ILLUSTRATOR
FINE ARTIST
ARTIVIST
URBAN SKETCHER

Joss explores the intimate and ordinary instances of human experiences and emotions. His interest in the observation of reality allows her to develop an artistic work, while at the same time visually narrating a story with rich sensitivity.

Spanish illustrator based in the United Kingdom, Fine Arts BA (Hons) specialised in Animation at Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain. He works in traditional and digital media.

As a visual storyteller, Joss has explored portraiture, motion graphics, self-publishing book, and animation. Also, he works across different disciplines from Drawing, Painting and Photography.

Why Arts?

I consider myself an artist because I use art disciplines as a transversal vehicle to express emotions, communicate and interact. Besides, it allows me to break down barriers as a universal non-verbal language that does not understand obstacles.

By my artistic concern, I have been researching the pictorial process through non-conventional materials for many years using chlorine bleach on pigments and organic fabrics to get different colours and tones.

In addition, he specialises in live drawing and reportage illustration for professional events: private views, venues, meetings, and customers. RI provides a direct connection to the world we live in. It is an act as witnesses documenting aspects of contemporary life and culture revealing aspects over offering a new perspective on familiar worlds or those which have previously been alien to the viewer.

Head of Life Drawing Lab (LD-Lab) means letting improve the ability to draw a figure. For beginners or visual artists to draw from life and let understanding the figure in view is fundamental as a practice, to train the eye to see accurately and observe emotion and gesture.


2021

  • Collective exhibition and Open Studios. “A Artist-led curated Show” and “Life Drawing Lab”. The Arches Studios – A Space Arts. Southampton (UK).
  • Collective USK Workshop. “Framing scenes”. Pear Tree 400 Heritage Day. Southampton (UK).
  • Self-publishing Book “Serres-Reportage of a Journey through sketching”. Crowdfunding.

2020

  • Collective exhibition. “International Photography Exhibition”. Glasgow Gallery. Glasgow, Scotland (UK).
  • Collective Collaboration. “We MEN series”. A screened illustrations series. CC Amstel – Theater Amsterdam Zuid. Amsterdam (NL).
  • Collective Collaboration. Illustrations and sketches for an International research project. University of Leeds (UK).

2019

  • Solo pop-up and Open Studios. “Connecting people by sketches” and “Life Drawing Lab”. The Arches Studios – A Space Arts. Southampton (UK).
  • Collective exhibition. “Totton Arts Festival”. Hanger Farm Arts Centre (UK).
  • Collective exhibition. “Social housing stories”. Gallery 101, London (UK).
  • Collective exhibition. “Day of Art – The Accessible Art Show”. The Spark. University of Southampton (UK).
  • Collective exhibition. “Make your mark”, Solent Showcase Gallery University of Southampton,(UK).
  • Collective exhibition. Urban Sketcher and Solent Showcase Gallery, University of Southampton (UK).

2018

  • Collective exhibition. “Pòsquins”, Ubik Café (Valencia-Spain).
  • Collective exhibition and Open Studios. “Loss”. The Arches Studios – A Space Arts. Southampton (UK).
  • Collective exhibition and Open Studios. The Art House Café. Southampton (UK).
  • Collective exhibition. “TRS”, Pablo Alfaro Art Center, Albacete (SP).
  • Collective exhibition. “Portland Street Exchange”, Mu-Trend Lab collective, Southampton (UK).
  • Collective exhibition. Christmas Art Show. The Art House Café, Southampton (UK).
  • Collective exhibition. Christmas Art Show. Blue-Door Space, Southampton (UK).
  • Workshop and exhibition. Pablo Alfaro Art Centre, Albacete (Sp).

2017

  • Collective exhibition. “Pòsquins”, Centro Cultural El Carmen. Valencia (SP).
  • Collective exhibition. “Sotton Astro Art”. Physics and Astronomy University of Southampton (UK).
  • Collective exhibition. “3 Visiones”. Casa de la Cultura José Saramago, Albacete (SP).
  • Collective exhibition. “Blue Door”. Blue Door Space. Southampton (UK).
  • Collective exhibition. Christmas Art Show. The Art House Café. Southampton (UK).
  • Collective exhibition. “Social housing stories”. Gallery 101, London (UK).
  • Collective exhibition. “RiverSide Fest” Bitterne Park, Southampton (UK).
  • Collective exhibition. Summer Art Show, The Art House Café, Southampton (UK).
  • Solo exhibition. “Dialogues with the body”. The Art House Café. Southampton (UK).
  • Collective exhibition. “Behind the Blue Door”. Blue Door Space. Southampton (UK).
  • Collective exhibition. “Small Faces”. Solent Showcase Gallery, Southampton (UK).
  • Collective exhibition. “Refugi Il-lustrat. Entre el taut i la maleta”. Casa de la Cultura. Monserrat (SP).

2016

  • Solo exhibition with a performance from TodoArt13. “Dialogues with the body”. Forest Forge Theatre. Ringwood (UK), The Stage Door. Southampton (UK), The Courtyard Theatre. London (UK).
  • Collective exhibition. “Refugi Il-lustrat. Entre el taut i la maleta”. 51th Book Fair. Valencia (Sp), Palau of Generalitat Valenciana. Valencia (Sp), Casa del Caragols. Castellón (Sp), Casa de les Bruixes. Alicante (Sp), Museo of Rajoleria. Paiporta (Sp), School of Art and Design. Castellón (Sp).
  • Collective exhibition. “Pòsquins”, Centre Cultural del Carmen. Valencia (Sp).
  • Solo Exhibition with a performance from TodoArt13. “Frida”. Hanger Farm Arts Centre. Totton (UK), Lantern Theatre. Brighton (UK), Forest Forge Theatre. Ringwood (UK).
  • Collective exhibition. “Los ingredientes”. La Casa Vieja, Albacete (Sp).
  • Solo exhibition. “Contextos Menores”. La Casa Vieja, Albacete (Sp).
  • Solo exhibition. “Diálogos en fragmentos”, La Lecha militina, Albacete (Sp).
  • Solo exhibition. “Diálogos con el cuerpo”, Café del sur, Albacete (Sp).
  • Solo exhibition. “BlackLye”, Benimaclet-Valencia (Sp).
  • Collective exhibition. “Los Pájaros”, Murcia (Sp).

2015

  • Collective exhibition. #MeeTABLaHarinera. Pedro Muñoz-Ciudad Real (Sp).
  • Collective exhibition. “3 Visiones”. Casa de la Cultura José Saramago, Albacete (Sp).
  • Solo exhibition. “Café, Carbón y Lejía”. Café Literario Indiano, Albacete (Sp).
  • Collective exhibition. “Arts”. Casa de la Cultura José Saramago, Albacete (Sp).
  • Collective exhibition. Colectivo AgregArte. Torrente-Valencia (Sp).
  • Solo exhibition. “Abstracción”. La Luna, Albacete (Sp).
  • Solo exhibition. “Luces rostros”. Café Literario Indiano, Albacete (Sp).
  • Solo exhibition. “Juegos en abstracción y Lejía”. La Luna, Albacete (Sp).
  • Collective exhibition. “Figur-Art”. Casa de la Cultura José Saramago, Albacete (Sp).

2014

  • Collective exhibition. “Fantasía”. Casa de la Cultura José Saramago, Albacete (Sp).
  • Solo exhibition. “Exposiciones2”. Casa de la Cultura Campoamor, Valencia (Sp).

2013

  • Solo exhibition. “Bleaching”. CC Los Llanos, Albacete (Sp).
  • Solo exhibition. “Exposiciones”. Casa de la Cultura Campoamor, Valencia (Sp).