Contemporary Abstraction – Joe Federer

We all need a little abstraction in our lives. It’s good for the soul! Helps you stop, search, think, and reevaluate. Chicago based Artist Joe Federer makes you do exactly that with his Black Series. 

Artist Biography:

Joe Federer is a Chicago-based artist whose work explores the process of creating symbols and the interaction between viewer and canvas. His mixed media paintings are punctuated with intentional, broad marks which allude to symbolism, albeit foreign. The space between the mark of artifice – of intentionally scribed shapes and characters – and the meaning intended by that mark is the space in which these paintings operate. Federer’s large 40″x50″ canvases are meant to create a more physical encounter with his work, and the complexity of his canvases’ textures give his work a layered, temporal quality which extends the discovery process for the viewer. Federer’s Black Series was awarded first prize at their debut in Loyola University Chicago’s annual student exhibit. Federer is also a creative writer, having recently finished his first novel, entitled god knows <http://www.scribd.com/doc/78265541/God-Knows-First-50-Pages>   

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For more works by Federer visit WhatsFiction.

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One Comment to “Contemporary Abstraction – Joe Federer”

  1. Simply AWESOME!!!

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