For me, being an artist is being a conduit- anything is possible and images are developed along with the re-contextualized and imaginary. My love for nature, animals and dance are never far from hand. It is visceral, so I start from there. The work also comes out of a need to counterbalance despair and the negative forces at work in the world. At times, they are contemplations on our environment; the plight of honey-bees, butterflies, our water. They become meditations on movement, migrations… they turn to folklore, the sacred, curiosities and the ineffable.
Not always certain as to where the work is leading, is very challenging- I love that process and trust it.
“Chosen for the competitive Curate-NYC, Joseph's work was featured by Rachael Thomas, the Senior Curator of the Museum of Modern Art (Dublin). His works have been featured by Chief Curator, Rebecca Wilson in Saatchi Art collections, and Brooklyn Independent Media (BRIC) interviewed Joseph as part of their "On Air” documentary series on local artists. His work is in several private and international collections, and has exhibited locally and nationally, including; The Mercer Gallery, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, Collette Blanchard Gallery, Metro Pictures, Greenpoint Gallery and Local Projects. Mr. Laurro enjoys working as an artist-educator in NYC public & private schools. He resides in Brooklyn, NY.”