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

Teaching and Art Making

On top of being an artist, being an educator offers me so many positives in life that I can hardly count. Even as we roll, trudge, slog, suffer, and survive through the Corona virus Pandemic, teaching young artists about how art positively affects their lives is a great part of my life. While we talk about the events of the world, we also look at the events of the past and how the arts have helped people through them. Works that were essential to the everyday (architecture of the Egyptians and middle east that gave a place to live and worship like the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut), to artifacts that told stories of war, peace, suffering and triumph (Bayeux Tapestry or Trajan’s Column) to works that were just too powerful to be out in public at the time of their creation (Delacroix’s Liberty Leading the People). It is a great opportunity to share the past of our humanity with them.

Beyond the history – we also have to (and do most of the time) talk about and demonstrate the MAKING of art. Techniques, approaches, compositions, elements and principles. With that, one on my great joys is taking the time to work on projects along side of them – demonstrating the ideas and process of making art. This part of the job gives me the opportunity to show off (and practice) different skills of observation and making art not necessarily seen in the abstractions. Here are a few of my more recent images and videos I have put together to help them along the way. Enjoy.

“Still Life (in Progress)”, Frank Korb, 12″ x 9″, Watercolor on Paper, 2021, NFS – YET.
“Still Life”, Frank Korb, 5″ x 5″, Gouache on Paper, 2021, $100.
“An Ever More Detailed, Complex, and Accurate Form.” Frank Korb, 12″ x 10″, Watercolor on Paper, $175.
“Untitled Collage”, Frank Korb, 8″ x 9″, Collage on Paper, 2020, $100.

Happy New Year 2021 – My Last Works of 2020

Over the past couple months, I participated in a project with the Milwaukee Artist Resource Network (MARN) to create a sketchbook for the new MARN space in Milwaukee, WI (sorry MARN, I need it to keep working on the paintings). These are the first 3 paintings of the series from the completed sketchbook (HERE) and 2021 will move forward with the fourth work – click on the image to see the PROGRESS of each work.

“Waking Up To This Moment” Frank Korb, 2020, Acrylic, Sand, Roll-A-Tex, and Collage on Paper, 22 1/4” x 29 7/8″.

"Not An Unfamiliar Intention," Frank Korb, Acrylic, Sand, and Collage on Paper, 2020.
“Not An Unfamiliar Intention,” Frank Korb, Acrylic, Sand, and Collage on Paper, 2020.

"Look at the Figure Below," Frank Korb, Acrylic and Collage on Paper, 22 1/4" x 29 7/8", 2020.
“Look at the Figure Below,” Frank Korb, Acrylic and Collage on Paper, 22 1/4″ x 29 7/8″, 2020.

First Painting of the year 2021: “Untitled,” Frank Korb, Acrylic, Sand, and Collage on Paper, 22 1/4″ x 29 7/8″, 2021.

Happy New Year!

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– Frank

Continuing with the sketchbook

I am continuing to work out some of the small sketches in acrylic into larger formats. So far two works have been completed – a third one begins shortly (and hopefully gets finished by the end of the year). This has been a very productive year. 53 works of abstraction (that are posted on my site) and a few additional works as well. Please enjoy and reach out if you are interested in owning one (or more) of the works or are in need of a commission. – Frank

Sketchbook and my First Painting

MARN (the Milwaukee Artist Resource Network) has a sketchbook project for their new space opening up this (or next) year. Each artist that purchased a book fills it up and sends it back for their sketchbook collection. I have filled mine (link HERE to see them all) and am now realizing some of them in a larger format. Please click HERE to see the progress of “Waking Up To This Moment.” Enjoy!