I paint what fascinates me. Some of my paintings are representational, and others are abstract. Some of the abstract works are based on observed phenomena; some are the result of the iterative application and sporadic violation of rules devised for each painting or series; these occasionally overlap.

Interests that inform my paintings include (but are not limited to) biology, chemistry, math, Old Masters, abstract expressionism, horror movies, puzzles, mysteries, and overlooked things.


Joe de Feo is from New York. He is a 2002 graduate of Yale University. He lives and paints in Washington, D.C.