The seashore is enchanting place where sounds of crashing waves fill our ears and low slanting sunlight illuminates the wind blown spray off the rolling waves.
The continuous voice in my work is a mixture of layering line, color and forms, creating patterns and texture.
A tree is an ever-changing organic being. It sends branches where leaves can find sunlight, and crotches form where branches grow to become secondary trunks.
From disorder (a chaos) Order grows - Grows fruitful The chaos feeds it. William Carlos Williams
To paint is an easy and joyously messy task; it’s a pastime enjoyed by many. To create a painting is more taxing, and is accomplished by very few.
This current work is a further exploration into the relationship between the natural world and the human psyche.
While I love the beauty I witness all around me, I am as compelled by something I cannot see as much as that which I can see.
Widely recognized as a renowned contemporary realist, Greg Mort’s art is included in the Smithsonian American Art Museum, The Delaware Art Museum, the Corcoran Museum of Art, the Portland Art Museum and many more.
As the figures emerge from the material there is a representation of the feminine archetype and a sensuousness that both females and marble share.
The act of remembering is what currently drives my work. To visually navigate the stories in my mind… to remember stories that may not exist, to imagine stories not yet told.
With my images I try to evoke a sense of space and motion often enhanced by rich and dramatic use of monochromatic tones.
Sometimes I wonder if Agnes Martin was right when she said visual art cannot, and should not, be explained in words.
Joe Karlik’s inspirations translate into art in many media: oils, collage, wood, found objects, photography and mixed media. His art, like nature, provides a full range of textures.
As a painter I work outside the logical confines of language. I try to describe intangible realities for which there are no words.
Painting for me is as essential as breathing, a necessity and a delight. Ideas for painting come from a compelling desire to shape and to abstract my experiences in nature, culture and life.