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"Looking for faith at the party" 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
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Looking for faith at the party - Michael Giles - Contemporary Abstract Painting

2017

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"Looking for faith at the party" 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 "Looking for faith at the party", Michael creates a composition that uses primarily tones of green and orange to interact with each other on the plain of the canvas. The viewer is carried throughout the painting from the top right corner as sections of long green triangles come forth to resemble an orange rectangular object coming from the background. Below this are swatches of dark green scattered upon themselves as an impasto texture begins to form. On the same side of the painting towards the bottom is this same effect of grey trails being left behind orange squares. Behind these grey trails that carry the viewer across the piece, Giles has sectioned off areas of yellow and created a pink grid with glitter. Behind the glittered grid in the bottom left corner is a more painterly rendered rainbow. 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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  • Artist
    Michael Giles (1974, American, Venezuelan)
  • Creation Year
    2017
  • Condition
    New
  • Dimensions
    H 40 in. x W 30 in. x D 2 in.H 101.6 cm x W 76.2 cm x D 5.08 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Nashville, TN
  • Reference Number
    LU98513864992
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