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Colin Chillag

Class Snuggle, 2018

Oil on canvas
54 × 72 × 1 in
137.2 × 182.9 × 2.5 cm
.
$18,000
Location
Astoria
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About the work
The Secret Gallery
Astoria

"Most of my work in recent years has been in the genre of portraiture, both individual and …

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Hand-signed by artist
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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, ‘Class Snuggle’, 2018, The Secret Gallery
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About the work
The Secret Gallery
Astoria

"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
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
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

Class Snuggle, 2018

Oil on canvas
54 × 72 × 1 in
137.2 × 182.9 × 2.5 cm
.
$18,000
Location
Astoria
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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