SURREALIST PAINTINGS
by GUY COLWELL


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"Painter with Genet"
2007
acrylic on canvas
26" x 30"
"Institutional Warthog"
2005
acrylic on canvas
31" x 41"

We have built a wood, metal, plaster and plastic world that is isolated from true natural reality. The real world of creatures, trees, rivers, mountains, geologic processes, growth and decay has been fenced off to a great extent from our human environments. It would be a shocking strangeness to encounter a little of that living animal truth within our sealed space. The paradox is that we ourselves are products of evolutionary wildness. The animal truth is within us, and, while it may be built over and hidden, it is inescapable. Confronting it in ourselves may make us a little mad. This is one of a series on wild animal encounters in human environments.

"Little Theater"
2005
acrylic on canvas
28" x 36"
"Apartment Lion"
2005
acrylic on canvas
25" x 36"
"Platform"
2005
acrylic on canvas
33" x 41"

"Woman and Impala"
2007
acrylic on canvas
18" x 18"
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