Originally from Northern Lebanon, painter and sculptor Joe Koury has returned to his artistic passion after over 30 years in the banking world. Despite his career in banking, the artist continued to develop his love of the arts over the years. He moved to New York in the 1980’s to focus on painting and sculpting, professionally exhibited his work around the world, and even built a small art museum called Mezzo Art Lounge with his own two hands.
Koury creates lively impressionist works which feature vivid colors and instinctual brush strokes. Using an original blend of styles and techniques, he creates abstract and landscapes scenes. Each detail is applied thoughtfully gracefully, as color and form merge in his imaginative pieces. The conceptual meets the literal as he draws in elements from the natural and physical worlds, providing viewers an escape from the chaos in the world.