Sunday, November 16, 2014

Gregory Thielker

If I am ever lucky enough to be a passenger while traveling in a car on a rainy day (I somehow always end up driving...) it will be a very quiet journey. I will be silent and spellbound by the changing shapes of the wet world and tail lights distorted by the sheeting water on the windows of the car. I will be savoring the warmth and dryness of my vantage point, but for the most part, lost in a limbo of speculation as I mentally flip through the pages of my life wondering if I will ever land on the right page.

Until now  2010  oil on linen  36 x 48 inches

 Complete Stop  2008  oil on canvas  36 x 48 inches

  Vortex  2008  oil on canvas  48 x 68 inches

  Above and below  2008  oil on panel  24 x 24 inches

Reasonable doubt  2008  oil on panel  24 x 24 inches

  Trace  2008  oil on panel  11 x 14 inches

Division  2008  oil on panel  11 x 14 inches

 Under Mountain Road  2007  oil on canvas  36 x 48 inches
McGrath Highway  2006  oil on canvas  36 x 48 inches

  Low road  2006  oil on canvas  36 x 48 inches

  Suspension  2007  oil on canvas  30 x 40 inches

  Route 7  2006  oil on canvas  36 x 48 inches

  Cash only  2005  oil on canvas  30 x 48 inches

  Logan ramp  2005  oil on canvas  22 x 24 inches

From the artist;


These paintings reflect my interest in the way that the road delineates and controls how we experience landscape. From the roadway perspective, we not only travel from one place to another, we see landscape in a varied and complex manner. I use water on the windshield to create a shifting lens for the way we see the environment: it both highlights and obscures our viewing. Perspectives slip and compress, while shapes and colors merge into one another. I also work with relationships between surface and depth, between flatness and illusion. These images are born out of real experience and have a close relationship with the medium of painting: its fluidity, transparency, and capacity for layering, mixing, and blending.

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