Monthly Archives: January 2010

Interview with the artist, by PaintingsDirect.com curator

1)  What do you see as the most interesting and/or meaningful trends in contemporary art today? To me, the most meaningful art is questioning everything we believe about art. Really, everything has been done with art in its current state. … Continue reading

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Logic of Dreams show – Hinterland, Denver, Feb 2010

“The Logic of Dreams” is a 62 foot long drawing, in charcoal on heavy paper 42 inches high. A year in the making, it was only shown once before, at Pirate Gallery in Denver. Now opening at Hinterland Feb 26. The … Continue reading

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On the Relevance of Painting

Painting grows from painting. Since there seems to be less painting, there is less to react to. It’s hard to find pure painting today. A while ago everyone was saying that “painting is dead” but that’s clearly not true – … Continue reading

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‘Event Horizon’ 2008.

‘Event Horizon’ is in the large collection of Howard Tullman. Like changing channels on a TV, or surfing the web, images move like a sliding puzzle, a gridwork of cultural meanings  —  elusive, oblique references, innuendo, erotic symbolism, implications, metaphors, … Continue reading

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‘Bermuda Triangle’ 2008. P. Illig

‘Full Fathom Five’  – Plus+Gallery, Denver USA Total immersion.  In dream symbolism, water is a metaphor for the depths of human emotions; travels across oceans through water represents an emotional journey. Likewise, shipwreck and immersion are metaphors for emotional turmoil … Continue reading

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‘Are You All Right?’

Painting – 40×60″, oil, 1998.  P Illig

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