At Camp 1 & 2 (Diptych– 2 Pieces)
Simultaneously lewd and sweet, this cheeky diptych painting compiles and transforms found images of nudists and exhibitionists through line and subtle color washes. Gluibizzi thought about his camp counselors a lot as a young teen. As the artist collected images to mix and match in his compositions, he created figures that stood in for the figures in his early daydreams.
In this composition, Gluibizzi explores our image-saturated digital world—archiving, ordering and puzzling collected figures into open narratives. The figures in the painting are emblematic of the uncertainty that prevades our digitally mediated past, present and future. At the same time, this painting celebrates the beautifully complex search for connections humans undergo as they face the world.
Dan Gluibizzi’s paintings transform the mundane into the charmingly uncanny through the use of line, repetition and subtle washes. The artist’s work frequently explores our image-saturated world, collecting and ordering figures into open and sometimes puzzling narratives. Gluibizzi’s work navigates the uncertainty of our digitally-mediated past, present and future—while celebrating the beautifully complex search for human connection.
Dan Gluibizzi was born in 1971. The artist received an MFA from the University of Cincinnati in Ohio in 1997, and a BFA from Kutztown University in Pennsylvania in 1994.
Recent exhibitions of Gluibizzi’s work have taken place at: Russo Lee Gallery in Portland, Oregon; Hashimoto Contemporary in New York City; and Commune Gallery in Tokyo, Japan.
Gluibizzi’s work is in the collection of the Hall Art Foundation in Reading, Vermont and Facebook Open Arts online.
Gluibizzi’s paintings have illustrated Vogue magazine, The New York Times and Süddeutsche Zeitung magazine.
Gluibizzi lives and works in Portland, Oregon.
Simultaneously lewd and sweet, this cheeky diptych painting compiles and transforms found images of nudists and exhibitionists through line and subtle color washes. In this work, the artist celebrates the beautifully complex search for connections humans undergo as they face the world.More