Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Last Saturday J & H were delighted when Chantal Joffe took over the gallery for the evening and served up some delicious Moroccan food.
Above Image: Desperate Dan is the first to arrive and sign in.
Above: When Humphrey met Sally
Above: A very jolly Jasper Joffe
Above: A very pissed Harry Pye
Above: Anne and Anna
Above: Audrey asks if this seat is taken
Above: Our young waiter suggests Mr Beswick has had enough and should switch to soft drinks.
Above: Cedar and Chatal and someone with festive boots
Above: "Do you come here often?"
Above: Happy Eaters
Above: A confused waiter stands infront of one of Jasper's masterpieces.
Gordon grabs more grog
Above: A happy Humphrey Ocean
Above: Lovely Liesel
Above: A Marvelous Mint plant
Above: Who's Hugh talking to?

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Jasper et Harry ont le plaisir de vous inviter au vernissage de Matisse à Noël

Jasper et Harry ont le plaisir de vous inviter au vernissage de Matisse à Noël
Au Château Joffe, Shoreditch
Unit 3, 7C Plough Yard EC2A

Jeudi 6 Décembre de 18h – 21h
L’exposition se poursuit jusqu’au 21 Décembre
RSVP jasperjoffe@hotmail.com


Monsieur  Harry: When Henri painted ‘La  Danse’ he simply said his intention was to use the greenest greens and bluest blues. If you look at my painting Me and My Dad at Christmas it's obvious I've allowed myself to be influenced by Henri. My feeling is: If you're going to steal off someone - steal from the best. Artists make the paintings they want to see themselves. The fact we're exhibiting in Jasper's living room makes things more intimate. We're saying: welcome to our world. We're giving you our personal take on Matisse. We're showing you how we see him and what we love about his work. Buddy Holly tried to be Bo Diddley. Paul McCartney tried to be Buddy Holly. The world loves lovers. Ultimately Jasper and I are just fans trying to be like our heroes. By attempting to do a show of Matisse paintings we're aiming high. This show is our Christmas gift to you!"

Monsieur Jasper: “Matisse at Christmas has a nice ring to it, if I say so myself. I really prefer Matisse to Christmas, there's more there, and underlyingly I think Matisse created his genius paintings with incredible skill and hard work, and with an element of belief. Harry and I work together a lot, because he's easy to work with and has talents I don't have, the whole is hopefully greater than the parts. It seems breathtakingly simple and audacious just to paint more paintings by a good artist. It makes sense to me. At the moment I feel like part of the day I am living in Matisse World. I wonder what Henri would have to say about us treading on his grave. I hope we (more so me) get to the point where I am painting paintings that people prefer, or at least don't scorn, compared to the master. Happy Matissemas!”

The Life Drawing Class by Harry Pye and Gordon Beswick

The Master by Jasper Joffe

Armchairs by Jasper Joffe

Matisse eats dinner

Me and My Dad at Christmas by Harry Pye


Thursday, 1 November 2012

Matisse at Christmas

An art exhibition by Harry Pye and Jasper Joffe about the mystery of great art

Matisse at Christmas
December 8 to 21
PV Thursday 6th December
Chateau Joffe
Shoreditch London

"I'm for truth no matter who tells it." - Malcolm X
“To miraculously hold together contradictions and incompatibility is a good definition of art.”
Frank Auerbach

Harry Pye and Jasper Joffe are both artists/curators who have been friends for more than ten years. Together they’ve worked on such projects as The Free Art Fair, The Rebel magazine, and 100 Mothers. Ekow Eshun visited Joffe et Pye’s show last year and on BBC Radio 4 's Saturday Review said of their work: "Intense feelings about love, loneliness and fear, anxiety, desire, hope and ambition all come into play in these paintings. Very powerful I thought. What could have been fey, arch or game playing was actually very warm."


Matisse at Christmas is no joke, although some of the work in it might make you smile.

Matisse at Christmas is not just a transcription project but then again - Jasper and Harry feel they've learned a lot by making work for this show.

The show includes art made by Jasper and Harry that was earnestly inspired by the great Henri Matisse. They have tried to make work with the same freshness, beauty, and skill as Matisse but they have added their own signatures and trademarks.

 Can you just make more work of an artist you like?

Does anyone know what they’re looking at?

Do you believe in Matisse at Christmas?

Matisse at Christmas

December 8 to 21 (PV Thursday 6 December)

Chateau Joffe

Shoreditch London

7C Plough Yard London EC2A 3LP

Tube: Liverpool Street

T: 079571 36066

open Friday to Sunday 12 to 4pm and by appointment

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Joffe et Pye showing at The Mall Galleries

Joffe et Pye at The Mall Gallery (this post stolen from www.harrypye.com ) 


London, New York, Paris, Munich - everyone's talking about... The Mall Gallery. Why? It's because an exciting new group show will be opening there next month featuring Harry Pye, Jasper Joffe, Jasper's friend Simeon and some other people. YAY! Each artist will be displaying six of their best new works...
(Above: "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me" by Harry Pye 2012) Thu 15 - Sun 25 November 2012, Daily 10am-5pm "Sponsored by ING Commercial Banking, this is an exhibition of small works independently selected by six prominent figures from the art world: two artists, two collectors and two critics. The charm of The ING Discerning Eye exhibition lies in the unpredictability and variety of the selectors' choices. Works of lesser-known artists hang alongside those of more established artists helping to connect hundreds of new artists with new audiences." Gallery address: MALL GALLERIES The Mall (near Trafalgar Square) London, SW1
(Above: "WHAM" painted by Harry Pye and Rowland Smith)
(Above: "Neil Innes Unfinished version) by Harry Pye & Gordon Beswick 2012)
(Above: Nothing Personal)
(Above: "Holy Cow" by Harry Pye)
(Above: "Harry Flowers" by Harry Pye)
(Above image: "Another Time, Another Place" by Harry Pye & Marcus Cope.)

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Photos from the first night of Jasper & Harry's Other Other Art Fair

(Above: Harry Pye photographed by Jasper Joffe)
(Above: Jasper Joffe photographed by Harry Pye)
(Above: The entrance to Jasper & Harry's Other Other Art Fair and Derek Jordan on TV)
(Above: Inside J & H's Other Other Art Fair at The Other Art Fair)
(Above: Artist August Kunnupu on the first night of the fair)
(Above: Artists Julian Wakeling and Gytautas Balkevicius)
(Above: Artist Aleksandra Wojcik)
(A crowd of art lovers begins to emerge)
(Above: Peter Suchin from Art Monthly magazine admires the work of Nathaniel Potter)
(Above: Harry Pye the morning after the p.v. photographed by Charlie Dutton)

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Introducing Jack Wilson, another Other Other Art Fair artist

Jack Wilson,
Born Liverpool 1989. Age 23
Self taught artist. However both his father and grandmother are painters and he has gained much from them...

His great great grandfather was Henry Threlfall Wilson, the co founder of The White Star Shipping Line. Founded in 1864. They were responsible for building The Titanic.
Jack likes to paint quite traditional subjects but with a somewhat contemporary slant..... especially still life.