Saturday, July 30, 2016

Mike Philbin - Introversions & Dichotomies - All at Sea series...

usually these Abstract Expressionist paintings I've been doing (70+ paintings in 2016 so far) are done in threes, at least this way I can semi-control some sense of unity in collection before my mind races off on another vocab/grammer hunt in search of that elusive perfect vision. That one complete dictionary of this chosen art form. It all started with this recent painting...

100 cm by 50 cm


It's a re-painting, and I've done several of these already, where an old painting that I'm a little dissatisfied with or at that time doesn't fit with the flow of study invested in the pieces gets re-painted. That first one of this specific set was the fourth blood painting in the recent Holy Trinity set and its repaint kinda felt like a sky, but then I did three more and a far more sinister feeling came upon me.


80 cm by 60 cm

80 cm by 60 cm

80 cm by 60 cm

They are seascapes, of a sort, not pictures of the sea, more like the way it feels to be waving to shore while the wild and roaring sea batters you from all directions. These paintings are like the hopeless arm-waving gestures drowning men mime...


30" by 20"

30" by 20"

30" by 20"


Many of the other paintings in this series are also online (and available for sale) 


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