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Colin Chillag, ‘Being In The World As a Being For Which Being As Such Is Not a Concern (Portrait of Mook)’, 2013-2018, The Secret Gallery
Colin Chillag, ‘Being In The World As a Being For Which Being As Such Is Not a Concern (Portrait of Mook)’, 2013-2018, The Secret Gallery
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Colin Chillag

Being In The World As a Being For Which Being As Such Is Not a Concern (Portrait of Mook), 2013-2018

Oil on Canvas
16 × 16 × 1 in
40.6 × 40.6 × 2.5 cm
This is a unique work.
$5,000
Ships from Astoria, OR, US
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Astoria
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The Secret Gallery
Astoria
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"Most of my work in recent years has been in the genre of portraiture, both individual and …

"Most of my work in recent years has been in the genre of portraiture, both individual and group portraiture. These included class portraits, family portraits, military regiments, etc... I was interested in relative similarities and differences between individual identity and group or collective identity."

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Signature
Hand-signed by artist
Certificate of authenticity
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Frame
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Colin Chillag
American, b. 1971
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Portraitist Colin Chillag renders the minute details of his subjects’ faces, leaving portions of his preparatory sketches uncovered and placing errant brushstrokes in areas, in order to reveal the artist’s hand. Chillag’s work is characterized by the various layers of his artworks—the drawing beneath, unmodified colors, even the mixing and testing of pigments are visible in the final image. “I have no real desire to complete the illusion by finishing a painting,” Chillag explains. The subjects of his works are primarily based on personal, everyday snapshots the artist takes. He cites documentary films, as well as the work of Lucien Freud, Chaim Soutine, and Alice Neel among his influences.

Colin Chillag, ‘Being In The World As a Being For Which Being As Such Is Not a Concern (Portrait of Mook)’, 2013-2018, The Secret Gallery
Colin Chillag, ‘Being In The World As a Being For Which Being As Such Is Not a Concern (Portrait of Mook)’, 2013-2018, The Secret Gallery
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About the work
The Secret Gallery
Astoria
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"Most of my work in recent years has been in the genre of portraiture, both individual and …

"Most of my work in recent years has been in the genre of portraiture, both individual and group portraiture. These included class portraits, family portraits, military regiments, etc... I was interested in relative similarities and differences between individual identity and group or collective identity."

Medium
Painting
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Not included
Colin Chillag
American, b. 1971
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Portraitist Colin Chillag renders the minute details of his subjects’ faces, leaving portions of his preparatory sketches uncovered and placing errant brushstrokes in areas, in order to reveal the artist’s hand. Chillag’s work is characterized by the various layers of his artworks—the drawing beneath, unmodified colors, even the mixing and testing of pigments are visible in the final image. “I have no real desire to complete the illusion by finishing a painting,” Chillag explains. The subjects of his works are primarily based on personal, everyday snapshots the artist takes. He cites documentary films, as well as the work of Lucien Freud, Chaim Soutine, and Alice Neel among his influences.

Colin Chillag

Being In The World As a Being For Which Being As Such Is Not a Concern (Portrait of Mook), 2013-2018

Oil on Canvas
16 × 16 × 1 in
40.6 × 40.6 × 2.5 cm
This is a unique work.
$5,000
Ships from Astoria, OR, US
Free shipping worldwide
Location
Astoria
Locked
Secure payment
Secure transactions by credit card through Stripe.
Learn more.
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