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In his most recent project entitled Under the Unminding Sky, American artist Gregory Thielker creates a series of hyperrealistic paintings that capture the beauty of the rain as seen through a car windshield while driving. Thielker explores the relationship between the rain and the medium of painting. As he says he works with relationships between surface and depth, between flatness and illusion. Work that is sophisticated yet intelligible.

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.

Gregory Thielker was born in New Jersey in 1979 and currently lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He received his BA studying art history and studio art at Williams College before receiving an MFA in painting at Washington University in St. Louis. His work distinguishes itself by a combination of design and technique, a synthesis of content and form. Gregory Thielker teaches studio art at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts and maintains a studio at the same town.

images source: gregorythielker.com

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