NUV

NUV,
oil on linen, 19" x 15" (48 x 38 cm), 2015.







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Bevel VBevel V angle

Bevel V,
oil on linen, 19" x 15" (48 x 38 cm), 2015.








Bevel VIIBevel VII angle

Bevel VII,
oil on linen, 19" x 15" (48 x 38 cm), 2015.







I have been thinking about the apparently finite edges of a person that then extend into a field of being—a physical, mental, emotional, and energetic inseparability from/misalignment with the world.








Gilles

Doubleu (Gilles)
. Oil on linen, 84" x 92" (213 x 234 cm), 2014.







Within the Doubleu series (pronounced double-you), a painting’s image is taken in part from word play (w; double u; double you; you you; u u; doubleu) and formed into “U” shapes that imply multiple, open-ended associations.

Surfaces are impossible to represent on the computer. Time is sensual. The subtle, nocturnal colors dissolve and subvert, in 'real' space. Sometimes the paintings disappear.







Doubleu (Gilles)









Thrice II

Thrice II
. Oil on linen, 84" x 92" (213 x 234 cm), 2014.








Thrice

Thrice
. Oil on linen, 84" x 92" (213 x 234 cm), 2013.








Subject Without a Skin

Subject Without a Skin
. Oil on linen, 84" x 96" (213 x 244 cm), 2012-2014.







Subject without a Skin
is a series of paintings that functions as the inversion of the Doubleu series.

Subject and Doubleu share the part of painting that doesn’t meet the eye, that meets behind the eye.

One could say that they share the same image in different perspectives: Doubleu is zoomed out, a macrocosmic or global view.

Subject—closer in appearance to a Yuan DynastyChinese landscape painting—is zoomed in, revealing the presence of air and space within density, complicating the myth of finite edges.

The drawing was made with rabbit-skin glue on fabric.

When dry, wet white paint was pressed through the linen from behind, and the image appeared (the sealed glued areas having preserved the linen’s natural appearance).

The fabric was then flipped and reworked.








Subject Without a Skin II

 

Subject Without a Skin II. Oil on linen, 84" x 96" (213 x 244 cm), 2014.









Subject Without a Skin III

Subject Without a Skin III. Oil on linen, 84" x 96" (213 x 244 cm), 2014.








Doubleu (Straw Man)

Doubleu (Straw Man)
. Oil on linen, 84" x 92" (213 x 234 cm), 2014.
(photographed under natural studio mixed-lighting conditions)







Straw Man in Studio







Steel Skin I Steel Skin I angle

Steel Skin I
. Egg yolk, gouache, pencil, and chalk pastel on calf skin, mounted with magnets onto steel, 40 3/4" x 25" (104 x 63.5 cm), 2014.







Cranach-Actaeon & Diana

Lucas Cranach the Elder, Diana and Actaeon, c. 1518.

 







WHY IS THIS CRANACH HERE?









Doubleu

Doubleu
. Oil on linen, two panels, each 84" x 46" (213 x 117 cm), 2013. (photographed under natural skylights)








Doubleu (Pale)

Doubleu (Pale)
. Oil on linen, two panels, each 84" x 46" (213 x 117 cm), 2014. (photographed under natural studio lighting conditions)







UntitledUntitled
Untitled,
2014.













Violets Violence Silence

Violets Violence Silence
. Oil on linen, two panels, each 84" x 46" (213 x 117 cm), 2013.
(photographed under natural studio mixed-lighting conditions)









Valence Violence Violets

Valence Violence Violets
. Oil on linen, two panels, each 84" x 46" (213 x 117 cm), 2013. (photographed under natural studio lighting conditions)








Violets Violence Silence installed at Gallery Diet in Miami

Violets Violence Silence
, installation at Gallery Diet, Miami, FL.








Untitled

Untitled, oil on linen, 15" x 12" (38 x 30 cm), 2014.








Taste

Taste, oil on linen, 15" x 12" (38 x 30 cm), 2013.








Taste (angle)

Taste (angle).








Sound Sound

Sound Sound
, oil on linen, 15" x 12" (38 x 30 cm), 2014.








Cleft (Site)

Reservoir (Sight), angle, oil on linen, 15" x 12" (38 x 30 cm), 2013








Touch

Touch
, oil on linen, 15" x 12" (38 x 30 cm), 2013









Touch angle

Touch, angle.








Telo

Telo
, oil on linen, 15" x 12" (38 x 30 cm), 2012








Telo

Telo
, angle.








Hito

Hito
, oil on linen, 15" x 12" (38 x 30 cm), 2012








Hito

Hito
, angle.








Aptote

Aptote
, oil on linen, 15" x 12" (38 x 30 cm), 2012