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“Absolute: Frequency”: Oil on maple panel. 21 1/4” x 30 1/2”. 12.11.18.

VIDEO- “Absolute: Frequency”: New Painting Of Life’s Ups & Downs

“Absolute: Frequency” — A Painting Of Life’s Ups & Downs

by Daric Gill

“Absolute: Frequency”: Oil on maple panel. 21 1/4” x 30 1/2”. 12.11.18.
“Absolute: Frequency” (detail)

My latest painting, Absolute: Frequency combines layer upon layer of opposing forces into one conversation. It depicts the oscillations in our lives: fortunate blessings and frustrating blights, life and death, ups ands downs, and seasonal changes. I’m exploring the relationships between how we feel change measured from the position of maximum equilibrium. Each element of this work slides between an amplitude of opposites.

This is a special piece that is packed full of meaning and opportunity. Next year, it will find its way to another country as part of an international exhibition! Read on below for a visual breakdown, process video, image gallery, and what travel adventures are in store.

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“Absolute: Balance” (detail), Oil on reclaimed burled maple. 12 1/2” x 12 1/2”. 10.21.18.

VIDEO: New Work, “Absolute: Balance” Finds Meaning In The Ethereal

New Painting, “Absolute: Balance” Finds Meaning In The Ethereal

by Daric Gill

“Absolute: Balance”, Oil on reclaimed burled maple. 12 1/2” x 12 1/2”. 10.21.18.A dead root winds its way up from the bottom of a burled background. The edges of the painting boil and fade from a dark green to bare wood. Near the bottom-center is a small fluffy cloud that appears to be suspended by two red threads. One thread intertwines with the root, wrapping around it so that it is taught on one side and slack on the other. Absolute: Balance finds itself somewhere between fantasy and reality. Read on for more.

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"Absolute: Totality", Oil painting on wood by Daric Gill

VIDEO: “Absolute: Totality” Painting Explores Duality of Opposites

“Absolute: Totality” Painting Explores Duality of Opposites

by Daric Gill

The whole of something

The moment or duration of total obscuration of the sun or moon during an eclipse

“Absolute: Totality”, Oil paint on panel. 40” x40”. 12.16.17.

On August 21, 2017 a collective population of millions stopped what they were doing and made their way outside. There was no national holiday to celebrate, no overly-hyped sports event, and no national tragedy to honor. For the first time in modern history, the United States saw a total eclipse whose shadow passed through 14 contiguous states. The last time an eclipse passed through the entire width of the country was 99 yrs ago. For the hours leading up to this 160 seconds, our society lived outside. We took notice of the sky. And in doing so, we took notice in ourselves. Absolute: Totality is an exploration into that grey area between being whole and being obstructed.

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“Absolute: Nostalgia” (CIF)

VIDEO: Reaching Inward With New Painting, “Absolute: Nostalgia”

“Absolute: Nostalgia”, Reaching Inward Through Newest Painting

by Daric Gill

“Absolute: Nostalgia” (framed)
“Absolute: Nostalgia” (framed), Oil paint on reclaimed black walnut. 18 1/2” x 17 5/8”. 11.27.17

Absolute: Nostalgia is a deep painting from a deep place. Three ginkgo biloba leaves, yellowed and fallen, arch their way down the center of a walnut panel. Flanking the ginkgo are a set of baby’s breath flowers angling in from the lower right corner. Tucked neatly at the bottom of the foliage is a small black card. Draping down from the top are clusters of vibrant red-orange berries; fruit from the green hawthorn tree. Subtle color changes to the wood grain show a neatly vertical composition. A gradient of rectangles  radiate from the center. Watch how it was made and see more images below the article.

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