Artist Joseph Stabilito
Every painting is a personal journey, an evolving narrative about what I have learned in relation to color, texture, and line. For me, the process itself is the struggle and the joy. In my recent work, pools of paint congeal into organic shapes. Brooding backgrounds are cloaked in mystery. Compulsive line drawing defines volume and space. Images are applied, considered, and obfuscated leaving behind ghostly reminders of came before. Color is dripped, scraped, and smudged away obsessively. Intuitive gestures alter the destiny of every work. But in the final assessment, the challenge is to provide the viewer with an emotional spark, a connection to the work by way of my own excitement and vision.JOSEPH STABILITOS work is in many public and private collections in New York, the United States, and Europe. As well, his work can be seen in the upcoming Batman movie being released 2015. Stabilito first displayed his large scale paintings in the windows of Bonwitt Teller, an upscale ladies department store in Philadelphia. That was followed with the first solo exhibition of his work at the Sande Webster Gallery in 1982. He moved to New York the following year, as his paintings were being featured in the windows of Bloomingdales. That made a particular splash, attracting a fan base of notable designers and collectors to his work. Saks Fifth Avenue and Paul Smith prominently put his colorful paintings in their own windows. Stabilito settled into the burgeoning East Village art scene, while having gallery shows in Italy, Germany, and across the United States. His work was shown at the prestigious Navy Pier Show in Chicago, and the very first Miami Art Fair. Stabilito continues to paint today from a studio on Canal Street in Manhattan, and is constantly exploring new directions for his work. His latest paintings are being shown at the New York Design Center. His work has been seen in publications including ART IN AMERICA, THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, NEW YORK MAGAZINE, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES, THE NY TIMES, ART FORUM, ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST, & COUNTRY LIVING MAGAZINE.