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Joseph Minek

Joseph Minek Chemistry and Light, 2021

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Joseph Minek

Joseph Minek also works in a “well lit darkroom” but his interests are less in the forces of nature and more in the inherent, literal physical properties of photographic mediums. Exposing high-gloss photoreactive paper intended for use with color film to intuitive and complex cocktails of photo lab chemicals and bright light, Minek teases out a form of abstraction that is chromatically exuberant and infinitely variable. Within a prismatic array of chartreuse, fuschia, emerald, indigo, robin’s egg, mustard seed, mauve, lavender, blood orange, the overlapping pools and fractal linearities of the chemicals in the tray leave their traces not only in the explosive palette but in the intricate patterns, translucent layers, and oil-slick parabolas which the liquid traces and eventually settles on.

Minek’s work has been exhibited consistently since 2010 and his work is in public collections such as The Cleveland Museum of Art, The Rubell Family Collection, Miami and Bidwell Projects, Cleveland among others. The artist lives and works in Cleveland, OH.

 

 

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