Joe Karlovec  Abstract Sculpture - Sublimata #1 'Disembodied voices'
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Joe Karlovec
Sublimata #1 'Disembodied voices'

2018

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White abstract sculpture made out of paint, paper, wood, metal, plastic, tape, fabric, clothing, and caulking. Artist Statement: Painting is meditative. Not every action needs to be planned, articulated or resolved. There is a connection between mind and body that is very intuitive. Through formal investigations of line, color, and rhythm, abstract metaphors begin to emerge. In doing so, I’ve realized that whether I’m in the studio or in the gallery, that to be lost is to be present. The work is very introspective. It does not function as a vehicle for socio-political commentary or critique. It is about pure abstraction and the pleasure of painting, a subject that has become increasingly important to me since the tragic death of my closest friend. A focus on pure abstraction with no recognizable signifier presents a visual experience that keeps the viewer fixed within a singular moment. This is what compels me to create. There’s an immediacy associated with abstraction that I find compelling. Chance, play, and intuition are critical to this process. Playful underpinnings of the work are palpable, yet the complex feelings that inspire the work are not, or perhaps cannot, but immediately understood. Bio: Joe Karlovec earned an MFA in Painting & Drawing from Kent State University in 2015 after receiving a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2009. His work has been exhibited throughout Ohio and beyond, including solo shows in Cleveland, Akron, Kent, and Southfield, MI. His awards include Best of Show in AGORA X at Junctionview Studios in Columbus in 2013 and First Place Award in the 66th Annual Members’ Exhibition at the Springfield Museum of Art in 2012. Karlovec’s work has been featured in Studio Visit Magazine (Volume 32), International Drawing Annual (Volume 8), and numerous group exhibitions from San Francisco, CA to Toronto, ON, Canada. Professionally, over the last two years Karlovec has curated several exhibitions for Summit Artspace in Akron, and has worked with contemporary artists from across the country to help install exhibitions and produce site specific installation as an Exhibit Technician for the Akron Art Museum.

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  • Condition
    New
  • Dimensions
    H 38 in. x W 20 in. x D 15 in.H 96.52 cm x W 50.8 cm x D 38.1 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Nashville, TN
  • Reference Number
    LU76333437083
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