Artist

Joey Korom
Chicago, Illinois

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.

Artist and Customer Comments


Joey Korom 2/18/2014 | 3:41 PM

Great news! I not only received a prize at Art in Motion 2014, but I also sold one of my paintings. What a night!!

Joey Korom 1/6/2014 | 6:05 PM

I am extremely honored to be chosen for Art in Motion 2014, a juried art exhibition and fundraiser for the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, February 6–13, 2014. "James Rondeau, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, selects exhibition participants and awards the most outstanding works submitted by hundreds of artists from around the country." http://www.ric.org/about/people/boards/associate/activities-events/art-in-motion/

Joey Korom 12/5/2013 | 9:23 PM

Thank you very much for the kind words!

j scoppa 12/5/2013 | 9:15 PM

love you ART I think its GREAT, I paint like you

Gray Cloud
by JOEY KOROM


Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
One-of-a-kind
Signed on front and back
2015

30" h x 30" w x 2" d
11 lbs. 7 oz.

$1,225

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"Gray Cloud" is a quiet yet powerful minimalist work. The painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas. It is varnished, framed, and wired to hang. The frame is hand-built oak hardwood that measures 2 inches in depth and .25 inch thick.

Acrylic painting

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Stretched canvas

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