Paintings

These paintings are from the years 1990 to 1995.  They represent the work of my last year in college, and my first years after.  Artistically, this was a very productive time for me.  Personally, it was a very turbulent time.  The paintings tend to be morbid, self-absorbed, and more than a bit sophomoric.  At the time, I fancied myself the incarnation of the angst-ridden, tormented genius, living on the edge.  I was certainly angst-ridden, tormented and on the edge, but "genius" is reaching.  While I no longer consider this stuff to be "Great Art," it is mine.  I think there are some really good paintings here, just no pretty paintings.  I don't wish to shut the door on them.  I did get some small notice and a few sales from this work.

They are almost all mixed media on paper. When I mix media, I really mix media. Any one painting may contain oil paint, spray enamel, dry and/or oil pastel, charcoal, graphite, oil based printing inks, relief, serigraph and intaglio printing, solvent transfers from photocopies and magazine clippings, collage, polacolor transfer. polyurethane, liquid nails, bits of hair and dryer lint.

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A God of My Understanding. 1993, mixed media on paper,diptych 22x30in/ea Actaeon. 1992, mixed media on paper, 30x44in, Bring It On Home.  1992, mixed media on paper, 22x30 in. Imitation, Thrice Removed From The Truth.  1993, mixed media on paper, 30x44in. Three Blind Mice, 1993, mixed media on paper, 22x30 in.
Am I Getting Through To You?  mixed media on paper, 44x30 in. Blowpop.  1991, mixed media on paper, 30x22in. Consume And Consumate.  1991, mixed media on paper, 24x18in. Cult Of The Virgin.  1992, mixed media on paper, Diptych 30 x 44in. (top), 30x22 in. (bottom). Eating Out. 1991, mixed media on paper, 30x22in.
Home Is Where The Heart Is.  1991, mixed media on paper, 30x22in. Interior.  1991, mixed media on paper, 30x22in. Libido Destrudo. 1992, mixed media on paper, 30x22in. Orfice. 1991, mixed media on paper, 30x22in. Love.  1991, mixed media on paper, 30x22in.
Original Sin.  1992, mixed media on paper, 30x22in. Phaethon.  1993, mixed media on unstretched canvas, ~40x60 in. Portrait Of The Twelve Time Loser.  1992, mixed media on paper, ~28x20in. Puppy Love. 1991, mixed media on paper, 30x22in. Shhh. 1991, mixed media on paper, 30x22in.
Suckling Cain.  1993, mixed media on paper, 30x22in. That's Right, Nuthin'.  1991, mixed media on paper, 44x30in. View From Inside.  1991, mixed media on paper, 30x22in. Wedding Portrait.  1991, mixed media on paper, 30x22in. Yahoo.  1991, mixed media on paper, 30x22in.
Tarbfeis.  1991, mixed media on paper, 30x22in. Master Of Two Worlds. 1993, mixed media on unstretched canvas, ~55x55in. Untitiled.  1991, mixed media on paper, 22x30in. Young Lovers In Procrustes' Bed.  1992, mixed media on paper, 22x30in. Dirty Little Secret.  1991, mixed media on paper, ~18x24in.

All images 2001 by Christopher Setlock