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Colin Chillag

Self Portrait, 2020

Oil on Canvas
16 × 12 × 1 in
40.6 × 30.5 × 2.5 cm
This is a unique work.
$3,500
Location
Astoria
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About the work
Medium
Painting
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.

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About the work
Medium
Painting
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

Self Portrait, 2020

Oil on Canvas
16 × 12 × 1 in
40.6 × 30.5 × 2.5 cm
This is a unique work.
$3,500
Location
Astoria
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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