Joey Brock is a mixed media visual artist whose work is anchored in abstract expressionism
influenced by urban and natural landscapes, street art and graphic, minimalist forms. Brock
currently lives in Dallas, TX, where he completed an Associate of Applied Arts degree in
Inspired by the events of daily life he creates a playful narrative reflecting his perceptions,
emotions and visualizations of the modern world represented with a touch of sarcasm and
whimsy. Despite the work being abstract in form & autobiographical in nature his narratives
still remain relatable to many. These musings are realized by the manner in which his
paintings are assembled and by the titles of the work. The paintings do not necessarily
resemble the narrative ( but a metaphoric representation of his thoughts, color
choices and composition). His spontaneous brush stokes, line drawing, mark making and
photographic images remain signatures of his work. Brock’s process combines various media
which creates textural surfaces juxtaposed with a translucent, ethereal quality. There is a
layering to his paintings that push the boundaries of the materials while deliberately hiding
some elements to reveal others. The choice to stitch the surfaces together with cotton
embroidery thread was deliberate but also a necessary function architecturally due to the
translucency of some materials. His methodology for graphic construction and use of negative
space gives the work objectivity as if floating in the frame. Brock’s mixed media paintings
encompass a beautiful sensibility, Japanese elegance and an intuitive sense of placement.
Born in Texas and raised in Colorado, Brock discovered his love of art later in life. Always
involved in music and creative hobbies, he completed an Associate of Applied Arts degree in
Fashion Merchandising in 1988, and that experience introduced him to art history, drawing and
color theory. Brock worked several years in the visual-display industry and eventually as the
personal assistant to Holly Hunt in Chicago. During the past 15 years, Brock has worked in the
commercial real estate banking industry, spending more than half that time with Goldman
Sachs. He currently serves as an executive assistant at the Royal Bank of Canada.
Brock’s work has been collected nationally and can be found in the collections of Rawls College
of Business at Texas Tech University, Sierra Providence Eastside Hospital and Alston & Bird
Law Firm. He has been published in Create Magazine Issues V and X, Studio Visit Volume 29, D
Home, Luxe Interior and Design Magazine and Patron Magazine.
He was awarded third prize for artistic merit by juror Eric M. Lee, Director of the Kimbell Art
Museum, for the Artspace 111 3rd Annual Regional Juried show in 2016. Brock’s work has been
represented in Park City, Utah, and Palm Desert, California, and is currently represented at
Beaudry Gallery in Dallas, TX and On Center Gallery in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Brock’s studio is located in The Cedars neighborhood just south of downtown Dallas.