'Hortus Botanicus', Joseph Long

Painting of red and yellow flowers

2009, Oil on linen, 27 x 18.3 cm

Artist's statement

'Hortus Botanicus' is a botanical painting covered in bubble wrap.


Joseph Long was born in London in 1985. He attended University of the Arts London, Wimbledon School of Art 2005-08, Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdam (Fine Art Scholarship) 2006-07 and The Royal College of Art London 2008-10. He was awarded a Cité Internationale des Arts Studio Residency Paris 2009. Exhibitions include 'PA/////KT' at PA/////KT Amsterdam 2007, 'Bloomberg New Contemporaries' A Foundation Liverpool (Liverpool Biennial) and Rochelle School London 2008, 'The dot at the top of an i' (2 person) Holy Trinity Church London 2010, 'I.P. Rights Attached to Plants' The Public School Los Angeles and 'FAST FERTIG' The Oubliette London 2010.