It's About time (rectangular shrub)
This ceramic and acrylic painting doubles as a form of self-portraiture. The composition is both familiar and surreal, and includes references to the landscape of the artist's native Midwest and personal objects from the artist's childhood. This work is an auto-fictitious diary where real-life events merge with fictional narratives. In this space of total authorship, beloved family heirlooms and hometown monuments—such as the world’s largest tiger muskie—have just as much relevance as imagined encounters and fabricated landscapes.
Throughout Hamilton's work, the illusion of depth versus the concrete tangibility of ceramic is a conceptual thread. In the artist's sparse and sometimes physically impossible scenes—where the interplay of the differently-rendered dimensions give rise to metaphorical associations—the familiar objects in the composition ground the viewer's experience.
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Gustav Hamilton’s surrealist ceramic works and acrylic paintings double as a form of self-portraiture. The artist’s work frequently depicts landscapes of the Midwest where he was born as well as personal objects from his childhood. Hamilton explores weight and perspective in compositions that imagine encounters in fabricated landscapes that include family heirlooms and hometown monuments.
This ceramic and acrylic painting doubles as a form of self-portraiture—referencing the landscape of the artist's native Midwest as well as personal objects from the artist's childhood. This work is an auto-fictitious diary where real-life events merge with fictional narratives.More
- Framed: 24.0 x 21.0 x 2.8 in.