Joshua Norwood (they/them) is a new and emerging artist who is the director at the Meta Space Gallery. They were born in Ichinoseki, Japan (一関、岩手、日本) to a Japanese mother and a British father. They often use their dual nationality in their work as they concentrates on their identity and now their questioning outlook on their gender identity.
Body image (see Colour Nudes) is a large topic in their work as they believe that shame must go away and there needs to be harmony and acceptance in our bodies as we are all humans. Every work either tries to create a duality of peace in it while questioning existence itself. Their art strives to be different and spontaneous with experiments with different styles becoming their own style. They believe that the human mind must be deconstructed and reimplanted onto the canvas and the deep conscious must be imprinted whenever and wherever possible onto any medium. Their work and path are to create more artistic awareness and understanding to help bring their thoughts and ideas through their art to the world.
Their practice also incorporates environmentally friendly messages, materials, and recycled and scrap items to show their idea of having a sustainable practice.