Sometime I Draw People

When I have time to sit, and all the other stuff I have to do is done, I like to sit and observe the people around me. Family is sometimes fun… but more often the strangers are more fun. The best part of the process is photographing the drawings and then giving the finished work to my models. The thank you’s are great.

NEW WORKS!

The development of new ideas is always in the works. While the ideas and the imagery are easily recognizable (hopefully) the works continue to challenge how I go about the making and building of the ground. These works were quite the challenge and the saw was put to use a lot as I developed the ideas and challenging approach to the making of the canvases? Thankfully, until a museum decides to X-Ray the works, the construction is hidden behind my panels. Enjoy!

Here are links to my process photos of each work:

Another Set of Opposing Concepts and Caught in this Duality

New Paintings are Here and the shapes of things are outside of square.

The summer has been positive in the studio as the grounds have moved away from the square and in some cases away from the straight edge. These are obviously not a new invention for the world of the arts but for a novice woodworker (if I can even call myself that) this is a new approach (the curved ones especially). All of the works are available (at the writing of this) so please contact me if you are interested. Enjoy!

Expo Chicago 2022

Saturday made my (and EXPO Chicago‘s) return to Navy Pier. It has been a long time and the day was well spent. Seeing artworks, galleries, artists, and gallerists from around the world was fulfilling (and really visually exhausting). It was fantastic to run into a friend Frank Juarez and then an Instagram celebrity and artist more-so in her own right Mallory Shotwell (follow them both) as I worked my way through almost every booth. Enjoy the images and make sure you plan two days next year for EXPO Chicago.

Pink Hats on the Wall

When one has a small group but a large voice the changes that can take place in society can be huge.

Prudential and Pragmatic Considerations (Blue 2), Frank Korb, Acrylic, Roll-A-Tex, Collage: Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania et al -v- Casey, Governor of Pennsylvania et al, Pink Hat Print (hat knit by Abby Korb), on Canvas, 10 1/2” x 15 1/8”, 2022.
Prudential and Pragmatic Considerations (Blue 2), Frank Korb, Acrylic, Roll-A-Tex, Collage: Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania et al -v- Casey, Governor of Pennsylvania et al, Pink Hat Print (hat knit by Abby Korb), on Canvas, 10 1/2” x 15 1/8”, 2022.

Gallup’s latest update on U.S. abortion attitudes finds 58% of Americans opposed to overturning the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, while 32% are in favor. Since 1989, between 52% and 66% of U.S. adults have wanted to maintain the landmark abortion decision. Today’s support roughly matches the average over that three-decade period. – Lydia Saad: June 19, 2021

https://news.gallup.com/poll/350804/americans-opposed-overturning-roe-wade.aspx

The past number of months have been dedicated in the studio in working on a series of six paintings / prints that address the necessity of the the visualization of the support for a woman’s constitutional and SCOTUS supported right to reproductive choice. While the march on Washington was quite a while ago in the history of protests and marches, the image and symbolism of the hat still stand strong.

Thank you Abby Korb for the creation of the pink hat. This will get its own frame and artwork (a little down the road).

A “Still Life for Ukraine, 2022” (All proceeds will be donated to help the people of Ukraine.)

"Still Life for Ukraine, 2022" Frank Korb, Acrylic on Canvas mounted to Masonite, 12" x 10", 2022.
“Still Life for Ukraine, 2022″ Frank Korb, Acrylic on Canvas mounted to Masonite, 12″ x 10”, 2022.

This work began as a monochromatic work in blue (go figure) weeks ago. And then Russia waged war on Ukraine. While I can’t do a whole lot to help the fight, this piece offers what I can do to help. $1000 is the asking price and all proceeds will go to a not for profit that is helping the people of Ukraine. I’ll frame it. The shipping costs and the sales tax will be added to the cost after it is sold (and you and I can talk about that when you purchase the work).

HERE are the progress images of the work from start to finish.

New Year New Works Clean Studio

I don’t add much to the posts, so here are a few images to enjoy. I’ve also cleaned my studio! Please visit the years in the above pull down menu to see more. Please contact me to purchase them. Follow me on Instagram @fjkorb and Twitter (the same). Thanks. New works coming soon!

Frida Kahlo and Andy Warhol made appearances at student signup for the 2022 – 2023 school year – yikes… those aren’t real numbers…

#WIARTED – WAEA Secondary Art Teacher of the Year

I am honored to represent all of the outstanding secondary visual arts educators in Wisconsin and the nation. Thank you to my loving wife and daughter Julie and Abby Korb for their never ending support of my efforts as an artist, educator, and leader. Without you both, I’d never have been able to accomlpish what I have. Thank you to my parents and family, my mom Ginger Boglitsch and my dad Frank Korb as teachers and dad Paul Boglitsch for demonstrating the importance of teaching others as well as serving others as a volunteer and leader. Thanks as well as all the other teachers in my family for demonstrating to me the importance of education in out lives. Thank you to my friends in the WAEA for my nomination and friendship. Thank you to those who I have worked with as partners in my lifetime of teaching. My art teacher and then colleague, Sonja Kipper for bringing me back into the art department as a high schooler and then as a partner in the same department. Sue Messer, Bob Mertens, and Bill Chandler for helping me find my way as an artist and educator. Beth Schleiger for helping me break out of my shell in the department and get involved in the WAEA as a leader, Brett Roberts for being my exemplar as one who can do a phenomenal job, not letting the frustrations get to me, and being able to relax a little, and Angie Szabo (as well as the entire K-12 team in Fort Atkinson) for continuing to push me to be the best arts educator for our kids and community. Thank you to everyone else whose names I haven’t forgotten but can’t list here because I will have forgotten someone… Thank you.

#AuthenticObsessions -Frank Korb

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Frank Korb – Planning & Preparing Materials

Patient, purposeful and persistent, high school arts educator and abstract painter Frank Korb is fascinated with building frames, stretching canvases, and preparing his materials. Frank focuses on the formal elements and principles of art and the push and pull of relationships. Frank starts each work by laying down bible pages to add texture and text. Frank is in his studio every day, often spending only 45 minutes each session, but his persistence pays off!

https://authentic-obsessions.simplecast.com/episodes/frank-korb-planning-preparing-materials https://www.authenticobsessions.com/
https://authentic-obsessions.simplecast.com/episodes/frank-korb-planning-preparing-materials https://www.authenticobsessions.com/

Wisconsin Art Education Association (#WAEA) 2021 Outstanding Secondary Teacher of the Year

I am honored to represent all of the outstanding secondary visual arts educators in Wisconsin and the nation. Thank you to my loving wife and daughter Julie and Abby Korb for their never ending support of my efforts as an artist, educator, and leader. Without you both, I’d never have been able to accomlpish what I have. Thank you to my parents and family, my mom Ginger Boglitsch and my dad Frank Korb as teachers and dad Paul Boglitsch for demonstrating the importance of teaching others as well as serving others as a volunteer and leader. Thanks as well as all the other teachers in my family for demonstrating to me the importance of education in out lives. Thank you to my friends in the WAEA for my nomination and friendship. Thank you to those who I have worked with as partners in my lifetime of teaching. My art teacher and then colleague, Sonja Kipper for bringing me back into the art department as a high schooler and then as a partner in the same department. Sue Messer, Bob Mertens, and Bill Chandler for helping me find my way as an artist and educator. Beth Schleiger for helping me break out of my shell in the department and get involved in the WAEA as a leader, Brett Roberts for being my exemplar as one who can do a phenomenal job, not letting the frustrations get to me, and being able to relax a little, and Angie Szabo (as well as the entire K-12 team in Fort Atkinson) for continuing to push me to be the best arts educator for our kids and community. Thank you to everyone else whose names I haven’t forgotten but can’t list here because I will have forgotten someone… Thank you.