Acrylic paint, canary paper, cardboard on Stretched canvas New
Ready to hang
Signed on front and back
30" h x 30" w x 2" d |12 lbs. 3 oz.
When asked about the title of this artwork, artist Joey Korom said "This hard to pronounce term was the best way I could think to describe the character of this urban-based collage." A palimpsest is a piece of writing material where the original writing has been erased to make way for new writing, but some of the original content remains. In this painting, one finds a mash-up of abstract expressionist and pop art cues - a blue color field, squared off elements, cut up photography and printed graphics - hinting at the evolution suggested in the title
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.