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Jeff Riley

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Elementary Candyland, 2017 Oil On Canvas 58 X 36 Inches
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Miles in his Domain, 2017 Oil On Canvas 48 X 36 Inches
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Chain of Fools, 2017 Oil On Canvas 58 X 36 Inches
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If Defiance Was a Shape and Color , 2017 Oil On Canvas 20 X 20 Inches Square
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See How Pretty, See How Smart (Snivlem) , 2017 Oil On Canvas 36" X 36"
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Mapped Energy Mover, 2017 Oil On Canvas 40 " X 30"
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Potentiality, 2017 Oil On Wood Panel 12 X 12 Inches Square
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Sneaking the Spotlight, 2017 Oil On Paper 8 Inches Square
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Into The Valley of Potential, 2017 Oil On Paper 8 X 8 Inches Square
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Stryker Brigade, 2017 Oil On Canvas 8 X 8 Inches
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Blocked Out or Blocked In ?, 2017 Oil On Canvas 58 X 36 Inches
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Speaking in Tongues , 2017 Oil On Paper 9x12 Inches
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Reverse Paradise, 2017 Oil On Canvas 48 X 48 Inches Square
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A Place Where Time is Warmer, 2017 Oil On Canvas 48" X 48"
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Koko's Waltz, 2017 Oil On Canvas 58" X 36"
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Poems for Noisy Children., 2017 Oil On Canvas 20" X 20"
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Surveyor, 2017 Oil On Canvas 20" X 14"
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Angels on the Backswing , 2017 Oil On Paper 8 Inches Square
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The Jetson's Janitor, 2017 Oil On Canvas 48" X 36"
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The Knowledge, 2017 Oil On Wood Panel 8 X 8 Inches Square
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Thresh, 2017 Oil On Wood Panel 8 X 8 Inches Square
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Location and Relocation, 2017 Oil On Paper 12 X 12 Inches Square
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Oil Study for larger canvas painting, 2017 Oil On Canvas 8 X 6 Inches
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Akward Dinner Party, 2016 Oil On Canvas 58" X 36"
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Oil Study for larger canvas painting, 2017 Oil On Paper 12 X 9 Inches
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Mind the Drift, 2017 Oil On Paper 40 X 30 Inches
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Onion Knot, 2017 Oil On Paper 6x8 Inches
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Bolstering Their Backgrounds, 2017 Oil On Paper 8 X 8 Inches Square
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Embarrassment of the House of Bigly , 2017 Oil On Canvas 36" X 48"
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The Polite Gangsters Pendant , 2017 Oil On Canvas 40" X 30"
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The Record Collection at the Tiki Towers is Resplendent , 2017 Oil On Canvas 36" X 30 "
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Elephant Ear , 2017 Oil On Canvas 36" X 36"
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Study Variation N, 2017 Oil On Paper 9" Square
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Study Variations M, 2017 Oil On Paper 9" Square
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Study Variations A, 2017 Oil On Paper 9" X 12"
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Study Variation K, 2017 Oil On Paper 9" X 12"
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Study Variations D, 2017 Oil On Paper 9" X 12"
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Study Variations I, 2017 Oil On Paper 9" X 9"
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Study Variations L, 2017 Oil On Paper 8" Square
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How To Know , 2016 Oil On Canvas 48" X 48' , Dyptyche © SOLD
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Outlasting the Sun, 2015 Oil On Canvas 36" X 48" Inches
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Time Cave, 2015 Oil On Canvas 48" X 48"
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Storm Proof Fool , 2015 Oil 12" X 24" , Dyptyche
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Harlequin , 2014 Oil On Canvas 24" X 24" X 2 Inches
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The Garden, 2010 Oil On Canvas 48" X 60" © SOLD
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Seeking Order in Resistance , 2009 Oil On Canvas 30" X 60" © SOLD
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Dwarf Nebula Processional March, 2009 Oil On Canvas 40" X 40" © SOLD
Quick Facts
Birthplace
pittsburgh
Birth year
1970
Lives in
Phoenix
Works in
Arizona * PLEASE CONTACT : rockin.rilo22@gmail.com
Schools
UCSB - Studio Art, 1995, BA
UCSB - Art History, 1995, Minor
Representing galleries
415 279 8426
Tags
monochrome pattern form contemporary realism traditional painting modern modern painting abstract modern painting abstract, sculpture, modern
Address
email : rockin.rilo22@gmail.com
85034 Phoenix
AZ
The balancing act know as abstract painting.

    As a painter of abstraction and mostly pure form, my artistic concerns are mostly felt, tested and discovered directly on the canvas and in my gut.  A series of brushed marks and rag erasures lead to further considerations, patterns and compositional changes emerge and then are applied or diversified.

   As the formal textures and densities flow, form and change over days and weeks, the challenge  becomes to slow down a bit and listen and see more deeply.  The essential strengths and core of the abstraction get revealed the longer the oil paintings are worked on.

   Sometimes the making of a painting and its discoveries cause one to double back and reassess.  Formulating, viewing, doubting, building, fragmenting, moving, processing.....arranging, modifying.  It is this characteristic of abstraction that I cherish the most. 


   

 JEFF PAUL RILEY received his BA in Fine Arts in 1995 from UCSB.  Jeff has been working on various bodies of paintings since he graduated.

His paintings use botanical (natural) and  computer graphics / design elements (cyber) references as a starting point for his abstract oil paintings. 

  He is influenced by nature and other process oriented artists who use systems of ordering and arranging ideas and thoughts, such  as  Joan Snyder, Judy Pfaff, and Albert Oehlen and Bill Jensen.  Jeff likes art that seems to be part puzzle and sort of an answer at the same time.  He likes to play w/ scale and shifting systems of painting processes.  

9th 2017 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Entry

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Jeff Riley Into The Valley of Potential