Joseph Blumstein

"Finding a unity between texture and form, the old and the new, the pain and the joy is my thing. A metropolitan setting in which we discern the layers of history is provocative and intellectually stimulating for me. People looking and evaluating each other, hiding, showing off."

La Primavera - Oil on canvas 76 x 36 in.

"Born and raised in New York City, its tempo has always been part of my life. I was educated in the NYC public school system, graduated from New York University and studied at the Arts Students League. This city has always had a fresh cutting edge appeal to me. I’ve lived in Brazil and Italy but always returned.

After a productive professional life, I am pursuing a second career as an abstract artist. Painting for me is a continuing exploration and reflection of life.

Every painting I do is based on reality. I am looking at the world and painting what I see, using color and form – not filtered through a mental concept. The artwork expresses a familiar world in other dimensions, a world that we live in and absorb daily, but do not always perceive."

In Gods Hand - Oil on canvas 36 x 36 in.
Troubled Waters - Oil on canvas 36 x 48 in.
Underground Rome - Molded Fiberglass on Wood 30 x 24in.
Sacrificial Lamb - Oil on canvas 30 x 40 in.

This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist


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