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1974 Italian based artist, lives and works between London and Venice.
Joys, began his artistic career in the nineties, as many writers begins by writing his name on the wall and focused his research on lettering, first as a need for self expression then turning into a need for evolution and research; quickly, expands his work enriching it with thickness and materiality. His research goes beyond the two dimensions and acquires over time a plasticity that appropriates the territory and the use of an involuntary and unconscious public.
Hovering between undeground and institutional, the research of Joys has been recognized by the insiders of the art system as unprecedented and very personal thanks to its maniacal study of lettering: shapes that over time are stratified and enriched by levels and lines with Joys has built impossible labyrinths where nothing is left to chance and the shapes always obey precise logical and geometric rules.
For years Joys has extended his language to sculpture, using different materials but always maintaining a unique style, the same style that has made it unmistakable on walls all over the world for more than 25 years.
His public art has been displayed almost all over te world from Venice to Washington, China, Taiwan, Australia and many other countries .His main exhibition are including different important recognized institution as the MART, Museum of Contemporary and Modern Art, Rovereto, Italy and the Gyeongggi Musem of Modern Art, South Korea.