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Thomas Joynes BA

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Sculptor Thomas Joynes BA
Thomas Joynes

About Thomas Joynes

Thomas Joynes creates 3-D designs and sculptures using bronze, stainless steel, copper, resin composites and carbon fibre as his preferred materials of choice. Abstract in nature, these forms are concerned primarily with aesthetics and are influenced by organic, natural forms. Mainly undertaking private, corporate and public commissions, Thomas is happy to tackle any scale or budget.

Exhibition History of Thomas Joynes

June 2014. Group exhibition, Borde Hill gardens Sussex.

Aug 2013 Group sculpture exhibition at National Trust Property – Coughton Court.

Jan 2013 Two sculptures selected for display - Berger House, Berkeley Square, London.

Feb 2012 Shortlisted for East Anglian Artists Development Prize. Shortlisted artists work exhibited at the Anteros Foundation, Norwich.

Sept 2011. Group Exhibition, Mount Pleasant Gardens, Chester.

Aug 2011. Group Exhibition, Sculpture In The Sanctuary, Nottingham.

July 2011. Group exhibition, Hoveton Hall, Norfolk.

May 2011. Group exhibition, `In and Out Of The Garden` - Cambridge.

Sept 2010. Commission of contemporary gates for private residence.

July 2010. 2nd year at `Outside Art` Avondale Arboretum, Coventry.

July 2009. Group show. `Outside Art` Avondale Arboretum, Coventry.

May 2009. Two sculptures included in `The Sculpture Park` stand at RHS Chelsea Flower
Show.

Nov 2007. Short listed for Noilly Prat sculpture commission, with a £500 `prize` to create a model of proposed design to be exhibited at London Art Fair for final judging.

Oct 2007. Selection of large steel sculptures on display at `The Sculpture Park`, Farnham, Surrey.

Oct 2007. Completion of John Hunt of Everest School commission for science garden.

Oct 2007. Exhibition stand at Grand Designs Live show at the NEC Birmingham.

July 2007. Sundries exhibition. RHS Hampton Court Flower Show.

May 2007. 2nd year at `Art In The Garden` at the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens - Hampshire

June 2006. Sculpture commission by Underground Art and Design for collection at private residence.
May 2006. `Art In The Garden` at the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens - Hampshire.

June 2005. Exhibition- Vice President`s Lawn - Royal Norfolk Show - Norwich. 3 Day Exhibition.

Biography / CV of Thomas Joynes

Born and raised in rural Essex, Thomas attended school and college in Braintree until the age of 21. At college a passion to create 3-D works of art was unearthed and cultured whilst undertaking a GNVQ in Art and Design and a Foundation Diploma in Art.
Following a desire to develop this passion and skill in higher education, Thomas moved to Norwich in 2002 where he enrolled on the Visual Studies course at the Norwich School Of Art and Design. At the end of the three year course, he exhibited in the Burgh Apton Sculpture trail and received an award for ‘The Best Newcomer’ to the exhibition. This award acted as a catalyst, leading Thomas to begin a creative enterprise, designing and making 3-D works of art and design.
In 2006, teaming up with NUCA class mate Adam Paddon whom harboured similar creative ambitions, together they started a company called JoyPad. This was a creative partnership based in Surrey where they both lived and worked at the time, aiming to produce works of art and design to exhibit and have commissioned by private, public and corporate clients. Successes included shows at RHS Hampton Court and Chelsea Flower Shows, Grand Designs Live NEC and having had a number of works auctioned by Sotheby’s. In 2010 Thomas and Adam dissolved their partnership and Thomas continued his creative endeavours, seeking to make new, challenging and exciting sculptures. Now based in Norwich, he is working full time as a sculptor seeking to develop his reputation and ‘carve’ a successful career for himself. Commissions undertaken to date include a number of building companies, architects, local authorities and private clients, with commissions of up to £37,000 received.

Artist Statement of Thomas Joynes

"A passion for creating purely aesthetic, form based sculpture that responds to aesthetics within nature has led me to understand that the stunningly beautiful yet often simple laws that nature follow, result in what could most closely be described as perfection within our environment. Synonymous with natural `aesthetic perfection`, the Golden Mean, or Fibonacci sequence is fundamentally just a simple ratio of 1.681, known as PHI.

By exploring and beginning to understand such naturally occurring principles, I strive to create similar inspirational 3-D formations around my own desire and designs. A simple methodology that combines these principles with contemporary materials, processes and technology sets a strong foundation for developing and creating highly aesthetic contemporary forms. These creations are abstract in nature and comment on what is recognisable throughout `the everyday` with the intention of making their audience spend time contemplating `the recognised` and `the obscure`. I hope that in creating this sensation more time will be taken to appreciate the context and surrounding of the object as well as its` own intrinsic values.

Awards and Prizes of Thomas Joynes

Feb 2012. Shortlisted for East Anglian Artists Development Prize. Shortlisted artists work exhibited at the Anteros Foundation, Norwich. Prize fund £5,000.

May 2014. Finalist for The National Sculpture Prize, Broomhill Sculpture Park.

Nov 2007. Short listed for Noilly Prat sculpture commission, with a £500 `prize` to create a model of proposed design to be exhibited at London Art Fair for final judging.

May 2005. Burgh Apton Sculpture Trail. Awarded `Best Newcomer` with a prize of £500.

Acquisitions / Collections of work by Thomas Joynes

Sept 2013 Sculpture ‘Singularity’ selected for long-term rental in prestigious new offices for A.T Kearney LTD, Landsdown House, Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London.

May 2012 Commissioned by Liverpool’s Edge Hill University to create two permanent works for an art trail within the campus grounds.

Oct 2011. One sculpture included in Sotheby`s - `Garden, Statuary and Fossil Decoration` auction at Summers Place, Billingshurst

May 2011. One sculpture included in Sotheby`s - `Garden, Statuary and Fossil Decoration` auction at Summers Place, Billingshurst.

May 2010. One sculpture included in Sotheby`s - `Garden, Statuary and Fossil Decoration` auction at Summers Place, Billingshurst.

Oct 2009. Four sculptures included in Sotheby`s - `Garden, Statuary and Fossil Decoration` auction at Summers Place, Billingshurst.

Oct 2008. Five sculptures included in Sotheby`s - `Garden, Statuary and Fossil Decoration` auction at Summers Place, Billingshurst.

May 2008. Two sculptures included in Sotheby`s - `Garden, Statuary and Fossil Decoration` auction at Summers Place, Billingshurst.

Public Works of Thomas Joynes

June 2012. Selected to undertake a public sculpture commission for the Wyre Forest District Council’s new head office building, with a budget of £3,600.

Jan 2014. `Change In Time`, sculptural sundial for new housing development, Kings Road, Chelmsford, Essex.

Sept 2011. Public sculpture commission, Stonehouse Community Facility, Scotland.

March 2007. Public sculpture commission for work titled `Galaxy` to go in the science curriculum garden, at The John Hunt of Everest Community College, Hampshire.

Qualifications / Education of Thomas Joynes

2002 - 2005. Norwich School Of Art and Design
BA (Hons) Visual Studies - 2:1

2001 - 2002. Braintree College, Foundation Diploma - Distinction

1999 - 2001. Braintree College, Advanced GNVQ Art and Design - Merit

1994 - 1999. Alec Hunter high School -
8 GCSE`s grade C and above.

Publications / Media / Bibliography of Thomas Joynes

July 2012. Works included within publication ‘Masters In Landscape And Public Sculpture’ by Phoenix Publishing and Media Inc (China).

Teaching Experience

I have undertaken several workshops in conjunction with public commissions undertaken that involved community involvement and input.

Influences / Inspiration of Thomas Joynes

Having been influenced throughout college and university by sculptors such as Gabo, Arp, Brancusi, Moore and Hepworth whom inspired me to create and experiment with semi-figurative and abstract aesthetic forms with beautiful flowing lines and curves. More contemporary influences include sculptors such as Tony Cragg, Antony Gormley, Jeff Koons, Anish Kapoor, William Pye and also Angela Conner whom I worked as assistant to and gained much experience from. I now aspire to develop work with similar qualities as these sculptors, using top quality materials and cutting edge technology to produce truly inspirational, adventurous and imaginative forms. In striving to create such work, I hope to be able to undertake extremely ambitious, exciting commissions and exhibitions in my forthcoming career.

I am now happy to add that I have recently had work included in a forthcoming publication, where examples of my sculptures are included alongside Tony Cragg and Angela Conner. Details of this to follow.

Price Range of Work

Thomas Joynes's work has a price range from £1,334 to £20,000

Mediums utilised

Thomas Joynes's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Thomas Joynes's work is found in the following categories on site:
Abstract Contemporary or Modern Outdoor Outside Exterior Garden / Yard Sculptures Statues statuary (13)
Geometric Sculpture Statues statuary statuettes. Usually Abstract Contemporary Modern work (13)
Abstract Contemporary or Modern Large Public Art sculpture Statues statuary (12)
Modern Abstract Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures or Statues or statuettes or statuary (10)
Stainless Steel Abstract Contemporary Modern Sculpture (7)
Repetitive Form / Shape Abstract Sculptures / Statues (6)
Spiral Twisted sculpture / statue / carving (6)
Abstract Modern Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines statuary both Indoor Or outside (5)
Minimalist Understated Abstract Contemporary Sculpture statuary statuettes (5)
Cloud, Breeze, Wave and Wind Sculptures (4)
Monumental Contemporary Abstract Modern Sculptures (3)
Round Disk, Dish, Flat Circular Ring Shaped Sculptures / Statues statuette statuary (3)
Organic / Abstract Sculpture (3)
Indoor Inside Interior Abstract Contemporary Modern Sculpture / statue / statuette / figurine (3)
Architectural Sculptures (2)
Abstract Plants Fruits Trees Leaves Flowers Statues Sculptures (2)
Polychrome Sculpture Multi-Coloured Statues statuettes statuary (2)
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures (2)
Surrealist Sculpture
Light and Sound sculpture
Human Figurative Sculptures
Kinetic or Mobile Sculpture or Statue
Symmetric Sculptures / Statues / statuettes / statuary
Poolside Sculptures
Water Features, Fountains and Cascades
Figurative Abstract Modern or Contemporary Sculptures Statues statuary statuettes figurines
Flamboyant Colourful Exuberant Exotic Gaudy Gorgeous Dedcorative Vivid Brightly Coloured Spectacular Sculptures
Sculpture or Statues made from Metal Rods or Bars
Abstract Contemporary Modern Civic Urban sculpture statue statuary
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