530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street
Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
Joe Abou Jawdeh
Cadences of Color
Agora Gallery
New York,NY

  • Conflict of Belonging   Conflict of Belonging
    Acrylic on Canvas
    59" x 59"
    Joe Abou Jawdeh

  • Now Is the Time   Now Is the Time
    Acrylic on Canvas
    59" x 59"
    Joe Abou Jawdeh

  • Whistle of Unnatural   Whistle of Unnatural
    Acrylic on Canvas
    59" x 59"
    Joe Abou Jawdeh


Joe Abou Jawdeh

JOE ABOU JAWDEH

Cadences of Color
July 5 - July 25, 2014
Reception: Thursday July 10, 2014 6-8 PM

Citing both Jean-Michel Basquiat and Frida Kahlo as influences, Beirut-based artist Joe Abou Jawdeh moves the graphic styles of those artists forward. “My work expresses real life in color,” he says, “freedom and new beginnings.” The artist expresses that freedom through a painting style that combines clear, compelling compositions with a wide range of techniques and a varied color palette. He calls his work “modern, realistic and serene,” and in it all three of those elements come into play. The resulting paintings feel both contemporary and timeless.

Working in acrylics on canvas, he takes advantage of the intensity that acrylics provide — giving pinks, blues and yellows, as well as subtle earth tones, an immediacy that communicates with the viewer. That immediacy is made even stronger by the textural variety of his paintings. Drips intersect with written text and intricately rendered figures to create works that have a dynamic surface tension as well as a solidly grounded sense of structure. The artist says his aim is to mirror “different perspectives of reality,” and his images vividly create that mirror.




Artists in this exhibition

Untitled3Conflict of BelongingAmericaRio de Janeiro 2Nocturnal TresIn Harmony with Brahms ConcertoGrafia SolarThe Oxygen of MenorCustodiaUnder the Rocking Horse, Chelsea, NY
Agora Gallery
530 West 25th Street New York 10001 NY.
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