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Michael GilesThe girl sitting, signaled and took advantage of the confusion - Michael Giles
"He was beautiful without ever having spoken a word" stems from finding pattern and rhythm in the world around him. Giles' paintings begin from finding places and spaces between words and lines in the text of "One Hundred Years of Solitude" by Gabriel Garcia. These spaces/rhythms/patterns serve as the beginning of the paintings onto which he adds color, line, and paint. The colors and patterns come from instinctual spaces in his head; they are worked and worked over on the canvas in layers which are considered, covered, and combined. Taking a cue from the Deleuzian “becoming” his paintings are an attempt to find a new meaning in the spaces between these disparate influences; an attempt to combine text into visual language; an attempt to find a new impetus to make art. In "The girl, sitting, signaled and took advantage of the confusion", Michael creates a composition that uses a muted background of a desaturated yellow/green. The yellow grid in the top is spaced with a burnt orange that carries downward in triangles to the bottom layer of the painting. The pink stripes continue the composition to the right of the painting and small amoeba like shapes are taken from the colors at the top to balance out the painting over the large, white, triangles. Michael Giles is a Venezuelan-American artist working primarily in painting and drawing. He has exhibited internationally, and currently lives and works in Knoxville, TN. Born in Maracaibo, Venezuela, he was raised in Baltimore, OH. He studied as part of the Reciprocal Exchange Program at Edith Cowan University (Perth, Australia, 1996) and received a BFA from the Ohio State University in 2000, and a MFA from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in 2007. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Art at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, TN.
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