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Jeff Riley

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Elephant Ear , 2017 Oil on Canvas 36" X 36"
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Koko's Waltz, 2017 Oil on Canvas 58" X 36"
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Watermelons in Easter Hay, 2017 Oil on Canvas 36" X 24"
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Starkness Abounds, 2017 Oil on Canvas 36" X 24"
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Uncle Frank and his Minions , 2016 Oil on Canvas 36" X 58"
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Winning When It Didn't Happen, 2016 Oil Painting 20" X 20"
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Akward Dinner Party, 2016 Oil on Canvas 58" X 36"
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Surveyor, 2016 Oil 40 X 40 X 2 Inches
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Good Times Charlie, 2016 Oil on Canvas 14 Inches Square Each, Dyptych
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When Getting it All Done Isn't Enough, 2016 Oil 48" X 72"
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Answers Began Falling All Around Me, 2016 Oil on Canvas 40" X 30"
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Yama, the Bird Critique, 2016 Oil 60" X 48"
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Flash Memory, 2016 Oil 20" X 14"'
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The Mirror and the King, 2016 Oil 48" X 36" X 2 Inches
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How To Know , 2016 Oil on Canvas 48" X 48' , Dyptyche © SOLD
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Is That Your Crocodile ?, 2016 Oil on Canvas 24" X 18"
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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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Ice Garden , 2015 Oil on Canvas 58" × 36"
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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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Energy Seeker, 2013 Oil on Canvas Diptych , 24" Square Each
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The Garden, 2010 Oil on Canvas 48 © 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, 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.  

2nd 2017 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Entry

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Jeff Riley Elephant Ear