Jan 29, 2019
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Hyperrealistic Oil Paintings Looking Through Rainy Windshields

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Gregory Thielker is an American artist currently living in Ewing, New Jersey. An accomplished painter, Thielker received his BA in Art History from Williams College, his Masters of Fine Arts in Painting from Washington University and has exhibited at numerous galleries across the country.

In a series entitled Under the Unminding Sky, Thielker uses oil on canvas to depict rainy landscape scenes through the front windshield of a car. A slightly distorted view many of us can relate to. As Thielker explains:

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.

 

For more from Thielker, be sure to visit his official website below where you will find many more interesting series and paintings.

 

 

Above and below
2008 oil on panel 24 x 24 inches

Artwork by GREGORY THIELKER

 

Complete Stop
2008 oil on canvas 36 x 48 inches

Artwork by GREGORY THIELKER

 

Low road
2006 oil on canvas 36 x 48 inches

Artwork by GREGORY THIELKER

 

Transference
2010 oil on linen 36 x 48 inches

Artwork by GREGORY THIELKER

 

Trace
2008 oil on panel 11 x 14 inches

Artwork by GREGORY THIELKER

 

In-between
2008 oil on panel 11 x 14 inches

Artwork by GREGORY THIELKER

 

Route 7
2006 oil on canvas 36 x 48 inches

Artwork by GREGORY THIELKER

 

Until now
2010 oil on linen 36 x 48 inches

Artwork by GREGORY THIELKER

 

 

 

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