ARTIST RECEPTIONS: Friday, August 9 & Saturday, August 10 - 7-10 PM; Sunday, August 11 - 1-4 PM
Back by popular demand, Josef Kote returns to Stone Harbor in August with an all new collection of his extraordinary artwork. Having gained international recognition, Kote is best known for his distinctive style and technique which blend classic academic and abstract elements, fused together with his signature drip effect, to create breathtaking artwork. His paintings have been described as symphonies of light and color that are lyrically stunning and romantic, as well as edgy and current. Kote’s trademark style includes bold brushwork and sweeping strokes of vibrant color – often through the use of a pallet knife - alongside monochromatic areas devoid of detail; the result of these unique techniques are paintings that enthrall the viewer with an incredible energy. One of Kote’s favorite subject matters is the water, as evident in many of his paintings which have nautical themes, including numerous new oceanscapes and water-themed paintings that he created specifically for the Stone Harbor exhibition after being inspired from previous visits to the quaint seaside community.