Joey Brock is a mixed media visual artist currently living in Dallas, TX. His abstract work is an exploration of materials and textures. He uses art as a conduit to his intuition which brings him to a meditative and spiritual place during the creative process. The painting flows from a subjective emotional expression, emphasizing the spontaneous act of the Abstract Expressionist painters in the 40s & 50s. You can see the influences of Cy Twombly and Albert Oehlen in his work. The expressive brush strokes, mark making and photographic images remain signatures in his abstract paintings. The choice to stitch the surfaces together with cotton embroidery thread on the Mylar pieces is deliberate and a necessary function architecturally due to the translucency of the material. Brock’s mixed media paintings encompass a beautiful sensibility and an intuitive sense of placement.
In 2018 Brock participated in the M. David & Co. artist residency in Brooklyn, NY and began working with now mentor Michael David. Looking to create a more meaningful and fulfilling art practice he conceived the One-portrait project, a social practice which involves interviewing people anonymously about their experiences with prejudice and documenting the experience with a photo. Brock then creates captivating, powerful mixed media photo collages of the participants. The end result becomes an iconic image of his subject while celebrating the beauty of their humanity.
Brock’s work is collected nationally and can be found in the collections of Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University, Sierra Providence Eastside Hospital and Alston & Bird Law Firm. He has been published in Create Magazine Issues V and X, Studio Visit Volume 29, D Home, Luxe and Patron Magazines. He was awarded third prize for artistic merit by juror Eric M. Lee, Director of the Kimbell Art Museum, for the Artspace 111 3rd Annual Regional Juried show in 2016. Recently his portraits were featured in an exhibition at the Bradbury Art Museum at Arkansas State University. Brock’s work has been represented in Park City, Utah, and Palm Desert, California as well as by Craighead Green Gallery & Ro2 Art in Dallas, TX . He is currently represented at On Center Gallery in Provincetown, Massachusetts.