Joey Brock, a mixed media visual artist living in Dallas, TX, anchors his work in the abstract expressionist tradition influenced by urban landscapes, graffiti and minimalist Japanese art.
Brock’s work is an abstract deconstruction combining strong gestural strokes and mark marking, utilizing acrylic, graphite, enamel spray paint, ink, pencil, paper, perle cotton thread and photography on multiple layers of Mylar.
Interested in the visual language and expression found in graffiti art, often captured in cities Brock travel’s to, these expressions typically have the same common denominator; people wanting to be seen and heard. The honest energy that is captured through this form of expression is seized by Brock in its rawness, subtly combined with his intuitive expression to produce organic and sometimes ethereal work. Intuition and creative flow are the backbones to his paintings. Brock’s approach can be described by the ancient Icelandic word for intuition “Innsæi”, referring to ‘the sea within’ which is a borderless nature of our inner world, a constantly moving world of vision, feelings and imagination beyond words.
Having been exhibited in numerous solo shows at Craighead Green Gallery in Dallas, TX, and previously shown at The Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts in Lubbock, TX, Brock’s unique work has awarded him a following that has resulted in exhibitions in Palm Desert, CA and Park City, UT. Most recently his painting was chosen by Juror Eric M, Lee, Director of the Kimbell Art Museum for Artspace III 3rd annual Regional Juried Exhibition receiving the 3rd place for Artist Merit.