Ocean Galleries presents Josef Kote - Letting Go: Serenity Found
Back by popular demand, Josef Kote returns to Ocean Galleries in Stone Harbor, NJ with an all new collection of his extraordinary artwork. The “Letting Go: Serenity Found” exhibit will be at Ocean Galleries Friday, August 9 through Sunday, August 11, 2019. Josef Kote will meet guests and signed purchased artwork at gallery receptions from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM on Friday, August 9 and Saturday, August 10, and from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM on Sunday, August 11.
Having gained international recognition, Kote is best known for his distinctive style and technique which blend classic academic and abstract elements, fused together with his signature drip effect, to create breathtaking artwork. His paintings have been described as symphonies of light and color that are lyrically stunning and romantic, as well as edgy and current. Kote’s trademark style includes bold brushwork and sweeping strokes of vibrant color – often through the use of a pallet knife - alongside monochromatic areas devoid of detail; the result of these unique techniques are paintings that enthralls the viewer with an incredible energy.
One of Kote’s favorite subject matters is the water, as evident in many of his paintings which have nautical themes, including numerous new oceanscapes and water-themed paintings that he created specifically for the Stone Harbor exhibition after being inspired from previous visits to the quaint seaside community.