Art Auction 2018 | Joe Lloyd


Joe Lloyd

Acrylic on canvas, 2015
42 x 42 inches
Courtesy of the artist and saltfineart
Value: $6,000
Starting bid: $3,000

With his densely layered, geometric compositions, Long Beach artist Joe Lloyd brings his own unique practice to the tradition of abstract painting. He draws on environmental imagery as a base, building up his pieces layer by layer in a kaleidoscopic exploration of color and depth. Always interested in the possibilities of new technology, he typically begins his designs digitally to establish precise symmetries and formal relationships; nevertheless, his paintings still have a distinctly hand-made and improvisational appearance. The particular combination of linearity and color has led some to see a kinship with Richard Diebenkorn’s famous Ocean Park series.

Selected collections

Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation

Selected exhibitions

New Paintings, Western Project, Los Angeles, 2014
NextNewCA, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, 2013
Sublimation and Composition, LACMA Sales and Rental Gallery, 2012

>> Click here to visit the artist’s website.