Joseph Paxton grew up in Wales surrounded by farmland, where from an early age he developed a close interest in the natural world. After developing a love for the sculptural medium at school, he went on to study fine art at Newcastle University from 2001-2005.

Joseph Paxton’s work explores the juxtapositions of simplicity, strength and vulnerability within the animal and human form, exploring emotions and states of being delineated through physical dynamic with which we as human animals are compelled to relate. His work also addresses how humans, through our actions and behaviour, impact upon the animal world, ourselves and the natural environments in which we live.