The geometric forms and broad kinetic curves of Joseph Goody’s works cultivate a tension between spontaneous means of representation and the appearance of something systematic. As the layers of colour and texture appear to result from accident or coincidence, the interrelation of forms and space seem to point towards some underlying interdependency at work. Goody’s interest in the appearance of form leads him to developing this interplay.
Literature is significant among Goody’s influences, and it makes sense that his affiliations should include figures like Jorge Luis Borges and Franz Kafka. As in Kafka’s writing, it is in the negotiation between a sometimes oppressively ordered universe and a tangible sense of humanity that Goody’s works assume their emotive appeal.