Colin Chillag’s Deconstructive, Nostalgic Paintings

by Andy SmithPosted on

Colin Chillag‘s paintings blend the vivid and realistic alongside unfinished, preliminary parts of the work intact. The effect is not only disconstructive in looking at how memory functions in art, but also exploring the process of painting itself. Chillag was featured in Hi-Fructose Vol. 19. He was last featured on HiFructose.com here.

“When he decided several years ago to work within a hyperrealist context, Chillag’s choice arose from a sincere admiration for the complexity of the visible world—no matter how quotidian the subject matter—and his desire to study that world as objectively, as ‘truthfully,’ as possible,” a statement says. “Working from photographs of Arizonan gas stations and tourist destinations, crowded city streets, and family members, Chillag spends months translating images of frozen half-seconds in time (that is, photographs) with as much fidelity to his subject’s appearance as possible.”

See more of his recent work below.