Gregory Thielker is an American artist currently living in Ewing, New Jersey. An accomplished painter, Thielker received his BA in Art History from Williams College, his Masters of Fine Arts in Painting from Washington University and has exhibited at numerous galleries across the country.
In a series entitled Under the Unminding Sky, Thielker uses oil on canvas to depict rainy landscape scenes through the front windshield of a car.
A slightly distorted view many of us can relate to.
As Thielker explains:
These paintings reflect my interest in the way that the road delineates and controls how we experience landscape. From the roadway perspective, we not only travel from one place to another, we see landscape in a varied and complex manner. I use water on the windshield to create a shifting lens for the way we see the environment: it both highlights and obscures our viewing. Perspectives slip and compress, while shapes and colors merge into one another.
I also work with relationships between surface and depth, between flatness and illusion. These images are born out of real experience and have a close relationship with the medium of painting: its fluidity, transparency, and capacity for layering, mixing, and blending.