6 New Works – Clouds and Climate Change

These six new works all deal with the ideas of climate change. Subtleties abound in the works. My choices in color use represent the following – although one can find many more ideas as one looks deeper into the challenges the environment faces. The grey’s represent the ideas (and facts) of pollution: smog, tailpipes, smokestacks, factory exhaust and more. The oranges represent the beautifully rich skies at sunrise and sunset as with wildfires across the country and world burn. Gorgeous visually to see on the horizon from a far but devastating when it in it right up close. My choice of the greens represent the pollution of out large and small waterways, rivers, lakes, and oceans. From the chemicals poured in to the plastics and other garbage that has collected over the decades. Finally, the toned down reds of the burning of cities.

"We Rely Only on What We Think (EC)," Frank Korb, Acrylic, Sand, and Collage on Canvas, 13 3/4" x 17 1/4", 2021.
We Rely Only on What We Think (EC),” Frank Korb, Acrylic, Sand, and Collage on Canvas, 13 3/4″ x 17 1/4″, 2021.

There is more to the pollution and climate change than just what happens in the wilderness. The burning of the cities can be seen as the literal architecture being consumed but it can also be seen as the streets, the sewers, the lots and decay of buildings. Of course there is more. The underlying painting is taken from the sunrise of my own neighborhood and commute to work. Looking out at the beauty of the eastern horizon as the sun breaks it and casts the oranges and blues is a beautiful beginning to my days. From there I cast a number of light blue glazes over the top of the sky, blocking out the brushwork and beauty of the under-painting. The white-blue line that chases and builds up the outline of the shapes is from the same white-blue of the glaze, a coarse sand texture has been added to that and some of the colors within the shapes as well. A texture of contamination of the surface.

Finally, (and there is more – there is always more) the framing – finishing up the use of wood from other frames and constructions so that I can maximize the use use of the materials, I allow a gap between the back edge of the frame and the wall so that one can see clearly the colors of the under-painting without the haze and glaze over top.

Detail of frame and painting up close.

Some have pointed out that they see other things in the forms. I agree. Just like the clouds and the shapes in the sky, one can see what they will in the clouds.

Each work is framed and ready to hang. As of the writing of this post they are each selling for $375 (+tax and shipping).

A GREAT Opening Night at Bluemoon Gallery – Grayslake, IL April 24, 2021.

Thank you to EVERYONE who came to the opening reception at Bluemoon Gallery in Grayslake, IL. Please stop by and visit every weekend through May 9 to take in the show. Kendra Kett for the opportunity to share my works in front of a new crowd. The opening reception was GREAT and a new sculpture found a new home (I hope more of the works do the same).

Bluemoon Gallery is located at 18620 Belvidere Road Grayslake, Illinois 60030 and will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 1 – 4pm. Visit their website at www.theBluemoongallery.com. HERE is a link to my page on their site.

Message me if you are interested in any of the works that are being shown and I will help you out.

Frank

Gallery Representation at Gallery NK in Washington DC!

Thank you to the Nihal and Gallery NK. We had a great meeting in the gallery as I showed a number of paintings on paper and canvas and my newest sculptures. 5 works will be exhibited in a show at Gallery B at the end of April – time to frame and ship! The top 2 works will be in their space until then with the 3 below that will be shipped soon.

Frank

Here are some dinner drawings at Chef Geoff’s in DC

A good dinner with family and a few drawings to occupy the time beforehand. Enjoy your family. Enjoy your food.

Frank

Frank Korb the Sculptor

Well, this is a new direction for the lines and grounds of my abstractions. As we get started, the scale is small… 15″ or so is as big as it gets so far. I’ve got plans for some summer work – larger human scale works… stay tuned! Until then, enjoy and share these out. Galleries, collectors, museums… I am available.

Click on the TITLES to see the works in progress. This sculpting takes more time that I thought it would.

“One Thing Set Against Another,” Frank Korb, 11″ x 7.5″ x 5.5″, Acrylic, Roll-A-Tex, Sand, Bible Pages Collaged, Drywall Screws, Plywood, and Pine, 2021.

You Can Remain Present, Here and Now,Frank Korb, 13 7/8″ x 8 5/8″ x 5 5/8″, Acrylic, Roll-A-Tex, Sand, Bible Pages Collage, Plywood, Pine, Drywall Screws, 2021.

Best (and stay safe) –

Frank

  • "One Thing Set Against Another," Frank Korb, 11" x 7.5" x 5.5", Acrylic, Roll-A-Tex, Sand, Bible Pages Collage, Drywall Screws, Plywood, and Pine, 2021.
  • "One Thing Set Against Another," Frank Korb, 11" x 7.5" x 5.5", Acrylic, Roll-A-Tex, Sand, Bible Pages Collage, Drywall Screws, Plywood, and Pine, 2021.
  • "You Can Remain Present, Here and Now," Frank Korb, 13 7/8" x 8 5/8" x 5 5/8", Acrylic, Roll-A-Tex, Sand, Bible Pages Collage, Plywood, Pine, Drywall Screws, 2021.
  • "You Can Remain Present, Here and Now," Frank Korb, 13 7/8" x 8 5/8" x 5 5/8", Acrylic, Roll-A-Tex, Sand, Bible Pages Collage, Plywood, Pine, Drywall Screws, 2021.

1st Place “Ideas and Systems Were Offered,” Blue Moon Gallery “Seeing Red” Exhibition – Greyslake, IL.

Well…. This came as a wonderful surprise. Thank you Anne Rintz and Kendra Kett for the honor and the opportunity. I’ve got a show coming up at the Blue Moon Gallery in April folks… so stay tuned. If you can get to the Blue Moon Gallery in Grayslake, IL to see the show please do. It’s ALL for sale too (I’m asking for the sale). Take care my friends.

Frank

First Place – Blue Moon Gallery “Seeing Red” Competition, 2021. “Ideas and Systems Were Offered,” Frank Korb, Acrylic and Collage on Canvas, 24.75″ x 38″, 2019. $1,130.

Click HERE to see the progress of “Ideas and Systems Were Offered.”

“Realizing the Nature of What We’re Looking For” The Movie!

As I spoke about in my previous post “Realizing the Nature of What We’re Looking For” was wrapped up a bit ago on February 20. Since then, the footage has been edited into a companion movie. Please sit back adn enjoy the short film. Also… as said before, so that you can become excited about the film, here are some of the final details from the painting and a link to the progress / process of this painting. Lastly, below is a short about the painting we see in the beginning of this film “Being fully engaged in the Moment” and it’s progress photos as well here.

Frank

“Realizing the Nature of What We’re Looking For”

"Realizing the Nature of What We're Looking For", Frank Korb, 22 3/4" x 30", Acrylic, Bible Pages, Roll-A-Tex, on paper, 2021.
“Realizing the Nature of What We’re Looking For”, Frank Korb, 22 3/4″ x 30″, Acrylic, Bible Pages, Roll-A-Tex, on paper, 2021.

“Realizing the Nature of What We’re Looking For” got finished up on Saturday morning – February 20. I’ve also finished the footage for the upcoming film that documented the process. This film was inspired by the words of French filmmaker Soraya Milla (thanks). So that you can become excited about the upcoming film, here are some of the final details from the painting and a link to the progress / process of this painting.

New Work “Being Full Engaged in the Moment” and its stages.

“Being Full Engaged in the Moment”, Frank Korb, 22 3/4″ x 30″, Acrylic, Bible Pages, Roll-A-Tex, Sand on paper, 2021.

“Being Full Engaged in the Moment”, Frank Korb, 22 3/4″ x 30″, Acrylic, Bible Pages, Roll-A-Tex, Sand on paper, 2021.

Looking back at a short video of 22 slides of Henri Matisse’s progress and development of the 1935 Pink Nude (see above and watch it on YouTube) I have created a short video showing the progress of my newest work Being Full Engaged in the Moment (see below) and included the progress in a photo album HERE.

A short film is also being crafted regarding my next work – as yet untitled – but be patient, that is just beginning. Enjoy.

Frank

2 Works Finished – One Begun

Snow Day in Wisconsin! This gave me time to wrap up 2 paintings and begin a new one. Stay Safe.

Click HERE to visit the progress of the works.

Frank