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Josef Kote - Drifting Away
Ocean Galleries is delighted to welcome Josef Kote to Stone Harbor for his first NJ exhibition over Memorial Day Weekend - Friday, May 26 through Monday, May 29. Meet the artist 7-10 PM Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28. A New York-based artist, Kote is best known for his distinctive style and technique. His paintings are symphonies of light and color that are lyrically stunning and romantic, edgy and current. Kote achieves this delicate balance of seemingly contradictory qualities through his complete mastery of technique and through years of experimenting to find his own unique style. With the lightness of a true master’s hand, he combines classic academic and abstract elements, fusing these, literally letting them run into each other with dripping colors and light, by using his signature drip effect along the bottom. Kote’s trademarks are his bold brushwork, and sweeping strokes of vibrant colors applied - more often than not - with a pallet knife, while other areas of the canvas are left monochromatic and devoid of detail, creating a negative space that lets the eye drift to infinity. The results are paintings that tremble in stillness with energy and light.
Ocean Galleries, 9618 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor, NJ 08247