Under the rain with Gregory ThielkerUnder the rain with Gregory Thielker

Gregory Thielker is simply amazing. His oil on canvas artworks depict rainy days viewed from inside a car so realistically that you can almost feel the wet and cold weather, looking at them. The realism in his work is not just in his stunning technique, but also in the way the paintings can give you the peaceful and melancholic feeling of a car trip under a pouting rain. Welcome Autumn.

Gregory Thielker è semplicemente fantastico. I suoi dipinti rappresentano quello che è un giorno di pioggia visto dall’interno di un’auto in maniera così realistica che quasi possiamo avvertire l’umidità e l’aria pungente guardandoli. Il realismo dei suoi dipinti non sta solo nella tecnica superba con la quale sono realizzati, ma anche e soprattutto in come trasmettono l’atmosfera calma e malinconica di un viaggio in auto sotto la pioggia battente. Benvenuto autunno.

“The paintings themselves are compiled from hundreds of photographs taken while driving in rainstorms with the windshield wipers turned off. While these moments are commonly ignored or deemed a necessary part of reaching our desired destination, they are powerfully charged with weather, light, and color- all experienced at a great velocity. This combination of speed and subdued calm, as the world goes past, creates a kind of transcendental moment that I hope to tap into with the fluidity of the painting medium.”

“The paintings themselves are compiled from hundreds of photographs taken while driving in rainstorms with the windshield wipers turned off. While these moments are commonly ignored or deemed a necessary part of reaching our desired destination, they are powerfully charged with weather, light, and color- all experienced at a great velocity. This combination of speed and subdued calm, as the world goes past, creates a kind of transcendental moment that I hope to tap into with the fluidity of the painting medium.”

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