Composition With Blue RectangleJoey Korom
acrylic paint, cardboard, fabric on Stretched canvas New
Natural wood edges
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on front and back
30" h x 30" w x 2" d |10 lbs. 3 oz.
Artist Joey Korom paints abstract expressionist pieces and has been a practicing artist for 50 years. "I make art that is purely optical—art meant to engage the eye and the mind of the viewer without employing any associations outside of the work itself," says Joey. His educational and professional background in architecture inspires him and informs his current visual arts practice. The use of line, shape, and proportion in Joey’s work is visibly influenced by his work experience, but he avoids the rigidity involved in structural draftsmanship. He focuses instead on underlying structure, seductive color, and loose brushwork. Joey sees his style as a personal liberation from the demands of architectural drawing, and yet, he never lost the disciplines he was taught. He works from his home studio, a clean and organized space, and listens to classical or jazz music. He stores his finished works in an adjacent room—a three-seasoned porch that holds up to sixty pieces at a time. Outside of painting, Joey is an architectural photographer, writer, and architectural historian.