Joseph Steele is an emerging contemporary British artist who graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Fine Arts from Newcastle University. During his academic studies, Joseph developed his unique artistic style and creative flair gaining critical acclaim from his professors and peers alike with his brand of contentious edgy art portraying explosions, sex, violence and religion as ongoing themes depicted throughout his body of work.
In 2009, Joseph Steele made headlines in the local and national press with Easy Rider, an explicit sexually charged x-rated exhibition that provoked public outrage and widespread condemnation nationwide and gave him the publicity he craved for, cementing his reputation and notoriety in Newcastle.
Post graduation, Joseph Steele moved from Newcastle to East London in pursuit of ventures new. Artist Nest met up with him on the day of his move to film his very first exclusive online interview in London. This is what he had to say about himself, atworks and controversial Easy Rider exhibition.
More information about Joseph Steele’s contemporary artist portfolio, new works in progress and upcoming exhibitions can be found on his updated website.