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Oil On Canvas by Gregory Thielker

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Under The Unminding Sky | Oil on canvas by Gregory Thielker

 

New York based artist Gregory Thielker has put a brilliant twist on his series of oil on canvas landscapes. The subject of each painting depicts a scene as viewed through the window of a car – the twist being that each landscape is presented in varying levels of rain-drenched distortion.

 

Under The Unminding Sky | Oil on canvas by Gregory Thielker

 

Under The Unminding Sky | Oil on canvas by Gregory Thielker
ENTITLED…

Under The Unminding Sky, after the Dylan Thomas poem “This Side of the Truth”, the series offers a new lens by which to take in the environment – shifting perspectives as it twists, obscures and highlights what lies just beyond the car’s shelter.

 

Under The Unminding Sky | Oil on canvas by Gregory Thielker

 

Under The Unminding Sky | Oil on canvas by Gregory Thielker
WHILE…

each canvas in the collection reads as a single moment in time, they are actually composites built out from a variety photos taken by the artist – each one so carefully broken down, combined and reconfigured, that Thielker views each raindrop as its own individual painting.

 

Under The Unminding Sky | Oil on canvas by Gregory Thielker

 

Gregory Thielker (1979) earned a BA in Art History from Williams College and an MFA in Painting from Washington University in St. Louis. He’s received numerous grants and residencies, including the Fulbright-Nehru Senior Research Award. He has exhibited throughout the United States and abroad, and currently has work on exhibit at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum in Bronx, New York.

 

 

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