Joseph, a Philadelphia native, found his artistic calling through skateboarding and photography. Initially pursuing a dual degree in Psychology and Finance at La Salle University, he later transitioned to a full-time artistic pursuit, establishing the Mcclozkey Art Studio in 2020.
His unique "love language" style, utilizing Roman numeral encryption on a T9 cellphone keypad, transforms words into numeric code. This distinctive form of expression results in intricate compositions resembling hieroglyphics or binary code.
Joseph's diverse portfolio ranges from vibrant abstract pieces to monochromatic works, influenced by modern interior design and abstract art luminaries like Jean Michel Basquiat.
His artistic achievements include displays in private collections, galleries, and exclusive clubs across the Hamptons and the US. In 2023, Joseph joined a creative partnership with Porsche, and has also been commissioned for the company's President. His masterpieces adorn healthcare organizations, medical offices, and corporate settings nationwide, with commissioned projects for CEOs and executive teams.
Maintaining relationships with private collectors and businesses, Joseph's overarching mission is to enrich lives through his creative prowess, fostering a sense of value and connection in his art.
We are delighted to announce Amanda Fernandez-Leon as the new Studio Manager for MCCLOZKEY Modern Art. With an impressive background as a former Gallery Director and Curator, Amanda brings over 18 years of invaluable experience to our team.
Throughout her illustrious career, she has played a pivotal role in shaping the art industry by building numerous international private and corporate collections. Amanda's expertise extends to working with artists at various career stages, from emerging talents to mid-career individuals and established blue-chip artists.
Her keen eye for curatorial excellence and a proven track record in fostering meaningful connections between artists and collectors make her an exceptional addition to MCCLOZKEY Modern Art.
We look forward to the innovative perspectives and opportunities Amanda will bring to our studio, enriching our commitment to artistic diversity and excellence.
Love Language Style
Joseph’s unique artistic language, known as "love language," characterized by Roman numeral encryption. This cryptic form of expression involves translating words, quotes, and personal journal entries into numeric code using a T9 cellphone keypad, where each number corresponds to a letter. The resulting compositions often resemble intricate bodies of text, hieroglyphics, or even binary code. Within each meticulously crafted painting lies the intention to explore profound subjects, including psychology and the growth mindset, among others. His portfolio spans a spectrum from vibrant and abstract compositions to striking monochromatic works, skillfully informed by his study of modern interior design aesthetics and influenced by abstract art luminaries such as Jean Michel Basquiat.
Joseph’s abstract work, characterized by its fluid brush strokes and the use of Roman numeral language, skillfully depicts the delicate balance between chaos and order. Each artwork tells a distinct story rooted in psychology and personal experience, expertly fusing spontaneous creativity with a purposeful selection of materials. The result is a mesmerizing interplay of colors, emotions and thoughts meticulously crafted on canvas.
Joseph's Growth paintings are powerful symbols of personal development, encompassing a wide array of life’s dimensions, including personal and career growth, spiritual, financial, social, physical, and intellectual advancement. Each artwork embodies the notion that growth is a responsibility for those courageous enough to seek it, acknowledge it, and take action. These paintings are a testament to Joseph's unwavering belief that every individual harbors the potential forgrowth, irrespective of their current life circumstances. They stand as a reminder, much like the handwritten statements of encouragement adorning Joseph's workspace, with examples such as "Failure is not an option," "Winning Streak," and "Love the discipline you know, and let it support you." These inspirational quotes are drawn from a variety of sources, including family members, celebrities, and historical figures. Through his art, Joseph serves as a profound reminder of how continuous growth leads to a deeper self-understanding and enriches the lives we lead. It underscores the importance of each day's progress in building a foundation for a more fulfilling present and a brighter future.
Mixed Media Style
Joseph's mixed media creations draw upon his deep-rooted passion for photography, seamlessly integrating images of celebrities, automobiles, and iconic logos into his artistic compositions. While employing a fusion of his various styles, his primary objective is to encapsulate meticulously crafted moments, capturing the raw emotion of renowned figures, the kinetic energy of vehicles, and the visual essence of well-recognized brands. This artistic amalgamation results in an evocative and immersive visual narrative that engages viewers with its striking interplay of elements.