This week we welcome Joseph Stabilito, a visual artist working primarily in abstraction. His influences span nature, science, biology, networks, among other things. In terms of technique, he currently pours acrylic enamel paint onto canvas, allowing it to bleed into biomorphic forms, followed by overlaying elements of a personal iconography of shapes and drawings.
“My work is a continuous exploration of what I can do with paint. The process itself draws me into the work. Every painting is a unique conversation with color and form. Mistakes along the way lead to surprising discovery and growth. I think of these paintings as abstracted landscapes … a cross pollination of overlapping worlds.”
“Shapes flow into tributaries of color. Wandering patterns make their way to the surface, creating spaces within spaces, and paintings within paintings. Doodles and gestural flourishes annotate system and method. In the end, I am attempting to create a personal interior world, albeit ugly beautiful, but one that I hope the viewer can enter and explore.”