|2-2, 2014, Joe Machine|
|Torch the Tate It's Not Too Late,|
Alice in the Art World Series,
2014, Joe Machine
|Joe Machine in his studio. (Is that a prison uniform?)|
|I Used To Be a Thief and |
Murderer, Joe Machine.
|My Grandfather Will Fight|
You, 2001, Joe Machine
|Mother's Last Cigarette, Joe Machine|
Joe Machine is prolific, though his paintings are far from any British "best seller" list. His work is important because he's a charter member of the Stuckist group and the Stuckist group is important because it's the first totally 21st-century painters' group having a major impact on the world of art. Along with it's counterparts in countries all around the world, Stuckism is also a vital counterbalance to Tracey Emin and the other conceptual artists of the YBA (Young British Artists). Moreover it's a much-needed prickly thorn in the side of the Tate. It's evidence that British art today is very much alive and well and breathing regularly.
|Painting of Joe Machine, by fellow Stuckist, Bill Lewis.|