Joey Korom drew inspiration for this painting from a bold steel sculpture on a pedestal created by Anthony Caro. The white area at the bottom of the piece represents the pedestal and helps define the foreground from the background. "The challenging dark blue figure - the sculpture - is muscular and not demure by any account," explains Joey. "It gives dynamism to this powerful painting because it is the painting."

The piece is framed in a hand-built oak hardwood frame that measures 2" in depth and .25" thick.

- Joey Korom

Sculpture
JOEY KOROM


Acrylic painting on stretched canvas

Ready to hang

One-of-a-kind
Signed on front and back
2017

30" h x 30" w x 2" d
11 lbs. 6 oz.

$1,200

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Artist
Joey Korom
Chicago, Illinois

Getting to Know Joey

Joey Korom is an abstract expressionist painter who has been a practicing artist for 50 years. He experiments with media, colors, and textures to produce artwork that is “purely optical;” that is, artwork meant to engage the viewer, visually and emotionally, without employing any associations outside of the work itself. Joey is passionate about this expressive type of abstraction, an artistic mode that escapes the rules of perspective and realism. His educational and professional background is in architecture, which he considers to be “the father of all arts.” The use of line, shape, and proportion in Joey’s work is visibly influenced by his experience as an architect, but he seeks to avoid the rigidity involved in architectural draftsmanship. He focuses instead on underlying structure, seductive color, and loose brushwork. The artist sees his style as a personal liberation from the demands of architectural drawing, and yet, he’s never lost the disciplines he was taught.