Joe Packer

Joe Packer


Joe Packer’s recent paintings could be described as invented landscapes with a psychological element. These paintings try to evoke the memory of a place, whilst at the same time, having evolved through making processes that are not preplanned or prescriptive, are images that aim to visually function in a self -contained way, with a kind of inner life of their own. The paintings occupy a kind of hinterland between abstraction, where the brushstrokes are non-referential, and figuration, where the spaces depicted allude and relate to landscape, without being overtly descriptive.


Joe Packer was awarded the Contemporary British Painting prize in 2018. Recent exhibitions include Matthew Burrows Selects at Unit 1 Gallery Workshop, London, The Towner International at The Towner Gallery, Eastbourne,2021, Human:Nature, Linden Hall Gallery Deal,2021, Circling Forces at Aleph Contemporary London, ‘Dialogues’ curated by Alastair Hicks at the London Art Fair 2020, ‘Its Gonna Rain’ at Coombs Contemporary, London 2019-20,and The Contemporary British Painting Prize Exhibition, Menier Gallery, London, and Huddersfield Art Gallery, 2019. He studied painting at the Royal College of Art 1992-94 and Norwich School of Art 1989-92. He lives and works in St Leonards, East Sussex.


To receive regular updates from us with news of upcoming courses and exhibitions at Seawhite Studios, sign-up for our newsletter.



Emily Ball at Seawhite,
2 Downs View Road,
East Sussex,
BN25 4PT
Telephone: 01903 743 537


Emily Ball at Seawhite
Seawhite Studio,
Star Road,
Partridge Green
West Sussex RH13 8RY
United Kingdom