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William Oistad

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20150326170119-thinnest_veil_control
Holding Onto the Thinnest Veil of Total Control, 2015 Oil and Cold Wax on Linen 28 X 36 © © William Oistad 2015
20150326170202-of_royalty_ruins
Of Royalty and Ruins, 2015 Oil and Cold Wax on Panel 18 X 24 © © William Oistad 2015
20150326170139-shape_shifting_avian
Shape Shifting: Avian SOLD, 2015 Oil and Cold Wax on Panel 24 X 18 © © William Oistad 2015
20150326170154-meeting_the_opposition
Meeting the Opposition, 2015 Oil and Cold Wax on Panel 24 X 18 © © William Oistad 2015
20150326170146-short_dream_long_day
A Short Dream On A Long Day, 2015 Oil and Encaustic on Panel 24 X 18 © © William Oistad 2015
20150209223210-inside_out
Looking From Inside, Out, 2014 Oil and Cold Wax on Canvas 36 X 36 © © William Oistad
20140613143615-flourish
The Grande Flourish, 2014 Oil on Canvas 40 X 50" © © William Oistad 2014
20150209222802-peer_behind
Peer Behind the Mask, 2014 Oil and Cold Wax on Linen 28 X 36 © © William Oistad
20150209222806-shroud
Shroud, 2014 Oil and Cold Wax on Linen 40 X 30 © © William Oistad
20140613143707-segregation
Segregation, 2014 Oil and Cold Wax on Board 16 X 20 © © William Oistad 2014
20140613143707-underbelly
The Soft Underbelly of the City, 2014 Oil and Cold Wax on Board 16 X 20 © © William Oistad 2014 Sold
20150209222808-totemic_section
Totemic Section, 2014 Oil and Cold Wax on Linen 36 X 28 © © William Oistad
20130413140418-potential_passed_along
Potential Passed Along, 2013 Oil on Board 40 X 90 Triptych © © William Oistad 2013
20130823134313-butting_heads
The Politics of Butting Heads, 2013 Oil on Paper on Board 30 X 22.5
20130619002208-mystic_reason
At The Crossroads of Mystic and Reason, 2013 Oil and Encaustic on Panel 41.25 X 25.5 © © William Oistad 2013
20130619002628-inner_work
Inner Workings, 2011 Oil on Canvas 42 X 50 © © William Oistad 2011
20130205182952-persona10
Persona 10, 2013 Oil and Wax on Board 18 X 12 © © William Oistad 2013
20130205183105-persona11
Persona 11, 2013 Oil and Wax on Board 18 X 12 © © William Oistad 2013
20130205183204-persona12
Persona 12, 2013 Oil and Wax on Board 18 X 12 © © William Oistad 2013
20121129145207-persona5
Persona 5, 2012 Oil and Wax on Board 24 X 18
20120912030226-honeyman
The Honeyman Returns, 2012 Oil and Wax on Paper 33 X 25
20120912030408-destiny_map
Destiny Map, 2012 Oil on Paper on Board 24 X 22
20110502181528-speaking_tounguesii
Speaking In Tongues II, 2009 Oil on Board 48 X 48
20110505171406-lamb_junction
Lamb Junction, 2011 Oil on Canvas on Board 24 X 25
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
New Brunswick, NJ
Lives in
Wilmette, IL
Works in
Wilmette, IL
Schools
Clemson University, 1995, MFA
SUNY College at Oswego, 1989, BA
Representing galleries
Looking for representation...
Tags
original paintings contemporary, chicago mixed-media painting, abstract, mixed-media, modern
Statement

   For me, creative energy is very much like the flow of water: always moving, changing speeds, gaining momentum and then turning in on oneself within an eddy before continuing along its path. The enduring sense of accomplishment of creating something visually “new” became the driving force that led me away from years of representational artwork, toward abstract creations built on the foundation of personal artistic reflection and experimentation.
   As a painter, I embrace the traditions of Abstraction as a vehicle to express the essence of 'exploration' through layering and refining the painted surface with line, form and color. I'm drawn to the spontaneous creation of paintings, allowing my hand to be guided by the moment and intuition as a continual process of action and reaction. My visual aesthetic leads me towards the subtle implication of familiar organic forms, leaving enough ambiguity to invite multiple references.