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Oil painting on wood by Daric Gill

“Absolute: Elevation” Finds Reverence In Shared Reflections From Germany

“Absolute: Elevation” Finds Reverence In Shared Reflections From Germany

by Daric Gill

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Oil painting on wood by Daric Gill
“Absolute: Elevation”: Oil paint on reclaimed oak. 8 3/4” x 9 7/8”. 7.30.19.

If you spend any time near a lake or river you’ll see people stooping down to pick up rocks and chucking them into the water. There appears to be something timeless and wholesome about digging in the dirt to find that perfect stone and casting it into the mirrored surface. And let’s not forget about that satisfying ‘kuthwunk’ sound as it plunges deep into the water. Parents have taught their children the art the stone toss across the globe, skipping the rocks across the smooth surface.  We universally love the game of counting skips and challenging ourselves to outdo the last throw. There’s something so primal yet sophisticated about this self-grounded relaxation. Absolute: Elevation finds reverence in these shared reflections. Read on below for the full article and image gallery.

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New “Absolute: Distraction” Painting: In Pursuit Of Memories From Germany

New “Absolute: Distraction” Painting: In Pursuit Of Memories From Germany

by Daric Gill

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“Absolute: Distraction”: Oil paint on cherry. 20 1/2” x 13”. 7.20.19.

Absolute: Distraction is my newest painting, made while on a three-month residency abroad in Dresden, Germany. Each day I breathe in the city, people, and their artwork. I’m reminded of how precious and beautifully ephemeral time is. It has me considering the delicate balance that’s required in creating memories; the interplay between the care-free absorption of the moment while being fully aware of its short-lived nature. “Absolute: Distraction” looks at that pursuit and the complexities of preserving those special moments. Read on below for the full article and image gallery.

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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: Position”, (detail). Oil paint on reclaimed mahogany pie crust table top. 25 1/2” x 25 1/2”. 8.9.16.

Painting Accepted Into 24th Arts in Harmony 2019 Annual International Show, Minnesota

Painting Accepted Into 24th Arts in Harmony 2019 Annual International Show, Minnesota.

by Daric Gill

“Absolute: Position”, Oil paint on reclaimed mahogany pie crust table top. 25 1/2” x 25 1/2”. 8.9.16.
“Absolute: Position”, Oil paint on reclaimed mahogany pie crust table top.

As 2019 begins, my painting, “Absolute: Position” will be traveling to Minnesota to be in the 24th Arts in Harmony 2019 Annual International Show. After showing at the Hopkins Center for the Arts in Hopkins, MN. Some accepted work will travel to 2 other exhibitions, including one hosted by the American Swedish Institute at the historic Turnblad museum & mansion in Minneapolis. Rounding out the trip will be a final stop at Maple Grove Arts Center, Maple Grove, MN. More details below.

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