artist's bio

joe cruz is a visual artist who studied graphic design and specialised in illustration at norwich university of art.

the main theme in his work is portraiture, expressionism and form, using ready-made photographs. the colours he regularly uses symbolise love, youth, acceptance and equality. his aim is to reflect and celebrate social diversity through his image selection, mark making and colour choice.  each colour he carefully selects is a reflection of his attitude to the subject. the black and white imagery he selects how no barriers with regards to race, religion, culture and sexuality. people and the landscapes they inhibit inspire cruz, the work celebrates life global issues and influences.

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