Photorealism for a Rainy Day
Gregory Thielker takes us on a rainy-day roadtrip in his photorealistic series of paintings Under the Unminding Sky. The American painter uses water streaming across windshields as a graphic element with which he explores the limits and bounds of painting as a medium. As he scrapes and layers the thick oil paints to form waves and drops, Thielker calls attention to how the process of painting creates depth on an otherwise flat surface. He is also interested in how driving changes the way that we experience a landscape. He says, “From the roadway perspective, we not only travel from one place to another, but we also 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 view”.
See more of Thielker’s work on his website and browse the work of many more young illustrators in our recent release Illusive.
Images © Gregory Thielker
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