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Joseph Abbati

JOSEPH ABBATI

JOSEPH ABBATI

3D exhibitions

  • JOSEPH ABBATI

    Joseph Abbati

    22 Aug 2020 – 22 Oct 2020

    This gallery includes two series of painting from Joseph Abbati; "Linemen" and "Artspeak." The subjects of the "Linemen" paintings were inspired by Instagram influencers. The loopy-lined figures of young male posers represent the swag, attitude, and stance of these would-be influencers. Seen here, they become an artistic expression of social media’s obsession with self. The graphic quality of the images references Joseph’s history and experience working in graphic design. The “Artspeak” series is about the observation of art manifested by the syntax or prose that are used to define art. The descriptions in these paintings are culled from art reviews, press releases, and biographies he has collected.  Art speak has become an elite vernacular in the art world that creates an abstract language to distance themselves from critique themselves. By placing these “artspeak” descriptions on top of the painting, it forces the viewer to engage with these narratives and the painted background. The viewer is seduced into making the same narrative for themselves but on revelation they become a reflection of what the art world holds in regard.

  • JOSEPH ABBATI

    Joseph Abbati Galleries

    22 Aug 2020 – 22 Oct 2020

    These galleries present the work of Joseph Abbati from 2018-2020. There are three series of works on view here. “Queeries” is Joseph Abbati’s study on the masculine figure from a queer point of view. Masculinity is a social construct, not a gender. Its definition has a different context in the queer community from the prevailing heteronormative canon. The paintings reveal queer masculine forms depicting their identity, kink, and beauty. The “Artspeak” series is about the observation of art manifested by the syntax or prose that are used to define art. The descriptions in these paintings are culled from art reviews, press releases, and biographies he has collected.  “Art speak” has become an elite vernacular in the art world that creates an abstract language to distance themselves from critique themselves. By placing these “artspeak” descriptions on top of the painting, it forces the viewer to engage with these narratives and the painted background. The viewer is seduced into making the same narrative for themselves but on revelation they become a reflection of what the art world holds in regard. The subject for the "Linemen"paintings were inspired by Instagram influencers. The loopy-lined figures of young male posers represent the swag, attitude, and stance of these would-be influencers. Seen here, they become an artistic expression of social media’s obsession with self. The graphic quality of the images references Joseph’s history and experience working in graphic design.

    latest works

    • Joseph Abbati

      Male Gaze 2, 2020
      30 x 30 x 1.5 inch (h x w x d)
      acrylic on canvas
      USD 1500
    • Male Gaze, 2020
      30 x 30 x 1.5 inch (h x w x d)
      acrylic on canvas
      USD 1500
    • Joseph Abbati

      Twogether, 2020
      30 x 30 x 1.5 inch (h x w x d)
      acrylic on canvas
      USD 1500
    • Joseph Abbati

      Artspeak;"The same forces that direct...", 2019
      12 x 36 x 1.5 inch (h x w x d)
      acrylic on canvas
      USD 500
    • Joseph Abbati

      Artspeak:"Through transcending the original form...", 2019
      12 x 36 x 1.5 inch (h x w x d)
      acrylic on canvas
      USD 500
    • Joseph Abbati

      Artspeak: "It should be added that...", 2019
      12 x 36 x 1.5 inch (h x w x d)
      acrylic on canvas
      USD 500
    • Joseph Abbati

      Artspeak: "Is it still possible to forge...", 2019
      12 x 36 x 1.5 inch (h x w x d)
      acrylic on canvas
      USD 500
    • Joseph Abbati

      Artspeak: "The biomorphic shapes create...", 2019
      12 x 36 x 1.5 inch (h x w x d)
      acrylic on canvas
      USD 500
    • Joseph Abbati

      Artspeak: "The optical suggestion of the...", 2019
      12 x 36 x 1.5 inch (h x w x d)
      acrylic on canvas
      USD 500
    • Joseph Abbati

      Artspeak: "Bearing strong reference to...", 2019
      12 x 36 x 1.5 inch (h x w x d)
      acrylic on canvas
      USD 1500
    • Joseph Abbati

      Artspeak: "Their reductive form and...", 2019
      12 x 36 x 1.5 inch (h x w x d)
      acrylic on canvas
      USD 500
    • Joseph Abbati

      Artspeak:"...the elusive and allusive forms...", 2019
      12 x 36 x 1.5 inch (h x w x d)
      acrylic on canvas
      USD 500
    • Joseph Abbati

      Linemen Triptych 7, 2018
      32 x 34 x 1.5 inch (h x w x d)
      acrylic on canvas
      USD 800
    • Joseph Abbati

      Linemen Triptych 6, 2018
      42 x 24 x 1.5 inch (h x w x d)
      acrylic on canvas
      USD 800
    • JosephAbbati

      Linemen Triptych 5, 2018
      49 x 22 x 1.5 inch (h x w x d)
      acrylic on canvas
      USD 800
    • Joseph Abbati

      Linemen Triptych 3, 2018
      32 x 30 x 1.5 inch (h x w x d)
      acrylic on canvas
      USD 800
    • Joseph Abbati

      Linemen Triptych 2, 2018
      49 x 24 x 1.5 inch (h x w x d)
      acrylic on canvas
      USD 800
    • Joseph Abbati

      Linemen Triptych 1, 2018
      32 x 30 x 1.5 inch (h x w x d)
      acrylic on canvas
      USD 800
    • Joseph Abbati

      Multiverse, 2019
      30 x 34 x 1.5 inch (h x w x d)
      acrylic on canvas
      USD 800
    • Joseph Abbati

      Mixed States, 2019
      32 x 36 x 1.5 inch (h x w x d)
      acrylic on canvas
      USD 800
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