Machine ShopJoey Korom
Acrylic paint, metal, cardboard on Stretched canvas New
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on front and back
30" h x 30" w x 2" d |11 lbs. 6 oz.
"A soiled place, a dark place of production and exhausted workers, was the inspiration for this brooding painting," says artist Joey Korom. "Doorways and windows allow workers glimpses of the freedoms that beckon them to the outside. A gray metal token suggests a manufactured part complete with part number."
The piece is framed in a hand-built oak hardwood frame that measures 2" in depth and .25" thick.
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.