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First published: August 2, 2022

Artist Josef Coté Appears at Ocean Gallery on Fridays and Saturdays

(STONE HARBOR, NJ) — Josef Kote: The Collected Works is a spectacular collection of works of art by new master Josef Kote. These works are on display and available at the Ocean Gallery in Stone Harbor. Two special Meet the Artist appearances are scheduled. This is a unique opportunity to meet Josef Coté and experience his art, described as a ‘symphony of light and color’.

Artwork is available and all looks are free and open to the public. Find out more about the exhibition and art here. www.ocean Or contact RSVP by calling 609.368.7777. Attendance check is highly recommended.

Joseph’s atmospheric renderings of the New Jersey coastline recall the legacy of seminal landscape artists, such as JMW Turner and later Winslow Homer, who captured the sublime experience in nature. But for Koté, the turbulence of the sea conveys a sense of calm, infused with an ethereal light that triggers our senses. Or remember the last time you saw the sunset on the beach.

Artist Josef Coté Appears at Ocean Gallery on Fridays and Saturdays

Several works stand out as central figures in her sixth solo exhibition at Kote Ocean Gallery. This is the case for his paintings such as Light on Light, Fluidity and Rising Tide, which depict the vastness of the sea, and the seaside has been one of his go-to subjects for the artist for many years.

For centuries, artists from Johannes Vermeer to Claude Monet to James Turrell have been fascinated by exploring the creative and transformative potential of light. For decades, Connecticut-based artist Joseph Coté has captured the infinite variations in light reflected on urban environments, seasides, or portrait subjects. Eighteen large-scale acrylic paintings, while related to the Impressionist tradition,

The artist’s new exhibition at Ocean Galleries in New Jersey explores the artist’s progression to redefine traditional painting genres and styles through a distinctive visual vocabulary that alternates between realism and expressionist gestures. It further reflects the quest within.

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Furthermore, through his latest exhibition entitled Transcendence, Cote tells us open-ended stories about the people and places that are important to him. Outlined with expressive textures, traces and colors thanks to mastery of palette knives and brush techniques. At the same time, the title of the exhibition reflects Kote’s conceptual approach to his work, seamlessly blending his two historically contradictory painting styles: Abstract Expressionism and Realism.

“They dance instead of fight,” says the artist. In this way, the artist crosses stylistic boundaries and reinvents them through the universal language of light. The latter can also be described as contemplative or spiritual qualities.

sea ​​gallery Located at 9618 3rd Avenue in Stone Harbor, New Jersey.

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