The Nude in the 21st Century

Gill Alexander



Paul Barton



Joesph Besch



Cathie Carroll



Cathie Carroll



Patrick Deshaye



Suzanne Fitzgerald



Edi Franc



Ghislaine Fremaux



Jay Giliberty



Jay Giliberty



Matthew Glover



Brad Gooch



Sebastian Hyde



Thomas C. Jackson



Thomas C. Jackson



John Kayrouz



Beth Kehoe



Elizabeth Kendall



Elizabeth Kendall



Patrick Kernan



Joe Lastomirsky



Joe Lastomirsky



Mary Lepingwell



Monica Lisette-Sanchez



Monica Lisette-Sanchez



Harold Lohner



Lawrence Mannato



Jason Mayer



Helen Oh



Mabrie Ormes



Henk Pander



Henk Pander



Henk Pander



Robert Paulmenn



rachel petrovich



Jason Pitzl



Jason PItzl



Nick Rezetar



NIck Reszetar



Sohail Shehada



Chris Sheridan



Stephanie Sileo



Stephanie Sileo



Stephanie Sileo



Gregory Siler



Gregory Siler



Mike Southern



Margaret van Patten



Roger Walkup



Roger Walkup



Eric Wallis


Gregory Siler
(Raleigh, NC USA)

Apollonian Light, Oil and powdered graphite on canvas, 30"x22"

I often think of painting in terms of what Georges Bataille called a lost intimacy; a state of being that is concomitant with the dissolution of our discontinuous "self." No matter the degree and duration that this self may be suspended within a heightened moment of immediacy, we inevitably must return to the state of a separate, reflecting being.

In painting, I sense the dynamic between surface and image as marking a similar state of unrest. It is here that the immediacy of both the painting process and of purely visual experience collides with thought and memory. Regarding subject matter, I'm often drawn to the naked human body as an anonymous, though potentially evocative, presence. Thus, the human body, as the location for heightened experience made a static image, is significant to the experience of painting as the liminal space between identity and loss thereof.


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