"The fresh aroma after a summer downpour is one of life's pleasing scents. This selection of work by Angus Joseph is an exploration of landscape and sky, clouds and earth through the medium of painting."
Angus Joseph, Central Saint Martins graduate, shows a body of work inspired by Petrichor; the name given to the pleasant smell that frequently accompanies the first rain after a long period of warm, dry weather. The earthy scent is produced when rain falls on dry soil and the word itself is constructed from Greek. PETRA meaning stone, and ICHOR, the fluid that flows in the veins of the gods in Greek mythology. The term itself, much like the series of paintings, embodies a sensory experience with the earth and the sky, and with the wet and the dry.