Joseph Staples / Office Supplies Incorporated

Joseph Staples works with found image and photography through collage and printmaking. His work focuses on abstraction with a base in photography and representation of the human form. The work has revolved around two main themes - repetition and the cut line that separates one image placed on another image.

His work endeavors to keep the human form a relevant subject but with a leaning towards the abstraction and reinterpretation of these basic human building blocks. Processing these figures through a matrix, grid or system of repetition creates objects that give the opportunity for chance occurrences but remain systematic. Despite this, he is interested in the "hand" of the artist and remains invested in style.

Staples has shown work in galleries and museums such as the Vancouver Art Gallery, Equinox Gallery, Wil Aballe Art Projects. He is currently planning his fourth solo show at Malaspina Print in the Fall of 2014.

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