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Joffe born 1975 studied at the Royal College of Art. His solo shows include “24 paintings in 24 hours” at the Chisenhale Gallery, The Centre of Attention, London and Laura Pecci Gallery, Milan. He was a Rome scholar in 1999-2000. He continues to challenge the practice of painting with provocative exhibitions, exploring interactions between the artist, public, critics and the media. He says of his painting: “like some religious freak who doesn't feel like justifying himself for the millionth time to a bunch of atheists: I conceal my certainty that painting is the best thing in the world”.

For Sartorial he asked prominent critics and artists to review his show without seeing it:

"Could you please write a 100 word review/description, from your imagination, of my solo show of paintings opening October 15 at Sartorial Contemporary Art? The concept (there always is one) is that you imagine an ideal/disastrous show of mine without ever having seen it. The reviews will appear in advance of the opening and the show will be liberated from its conception. Let me know if you have the time... Best wishes Jasper "


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Jasper Joffe