Friday, January 20, 2012

Art from "Under the Unminding Sky"

  Would you be surprised if I told you that the pictures in this post were not taken by a camera, but created by brushes, oil paint, and an artist? That's right, these are in fact paintings. Really cool paintings by artist Gregory Thielker.

In this collection called Under the Unminding Sky. The artist paints visions that many of us are familiar with from driving or being driven in a car. We pass through these momentary snapshots and rarely give thought to what we just saw. We generally don't realize how many things can change or alter our perspective of whats really there.  Mr.Thielker focuses on these things and makes us aware. 

After viewing these I'm sure you would agree there's something unique and captivating about his photo-realistic style. The detail is amazing specifically every droplet of water perfectly displacing the images behind them and the subtle distortion from seeing through glass. You even get the feeling of the weather, like your really looking out of a window on a rainy day. It also seems that while creating this art Gregory must have experienced every aspect of these moments from the furthest point of the horizon to the closest speck of rain.

"From the roadway perspective, we not only travel from one place to another, we see landscape in a varied and complex manner."
Here are some facts about the artist Gregory Thielker. He has a BA in Art History with honors from Williams College in Massachusetts, and an MFA in painting from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. His work has been shown in places throughout the U.S. He has received numerous awards and fellowships and worked as an art instructor and adjuct professor in Massachusettes from 2005-2009. He is currently working in India on various projects. You can view more of his art on his website

 Hopefully you guys enjoy and appreciate his work as much as we do. Leave a comment below and let us know what you think?

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article by- Erik Uebelein


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