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Joseph Walsh Joseph
Walsh
Joseph
Walsh

Enignum Canopy Bed VI (2014)
H200 x L280 x W230 (cm)
Joseph
Walsh
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  • 1979 Born in Cork, Ireland
  • 1999 Founds studio in Cork, Ireland
  • 01 Exhibitions More
  • 02 Public Collections More

About
the Artist
About
the Artist

One can hear the flowing of water and the rustling of wind in the sleek silhouettes of Joseph Walsh (b. 1979 –), an artist who captures not only the natural beauty of Ireland in his epic works made from wood or stone, but the movements that flow within. Walsh’s works in furniture are as if dreams have melted into place, finding form in shapes unseen and beyond imagination, his curves and lines at once seductive yet simultaneously, serene. However, it is not simply imagination that Walsh transcends, but the very conception of functionality within form. Where does function end and free form begin? Can revolutionary form and the comforts in functionality coalesce in a state of peaceful coexistence? The answer is an unequivocal yes. Walsh’s curvatures are the symbiosis of unforeseen vision, the highest levels of innovative craftsmanship that is coupled with true knowledge of his material, and at the same time, finding within the sheer determination to make such visions into reality.
With works in the collections of leading museums such as the Metropolitan Museum in NYC, the Centre Pompidou, the Museum of Art and Design (NY), and the National Museum of Ireland, Walsh has defined and transcended the limits of his material, and have put to the test the notion that the categories of furniture and sculpture are separate and distinct entities. Instead, his works blur the lines between furniture and fine art, essentially proving testament to the notion that such definitions are essentially meaningless in the case of masterful works of art that stand the tests of time.