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T Hildebrandt

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20131128025535-old_school_one
Abstract One, 2013 Oil on Canvas 36"X38" © 2013
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Range of Emotion, 2009 Oil on Board, 3D Construction, Bird Bones 45" X 48" © THildebrandt2009
Library_of_denial
Library of Denial, 2005 Oil on Board, and 3D Construction. Mixed Media 42" X 74"
20131128024101-broken_city_1
Broken City, 2013 Oil and Artifacts 34"X38" © 2013
20131128024608-ladder_of_success_1
Ladder of Success, 2013 Oil on Board 36"X42" © 2013
20131128024222-sleep_of_reason_2
Sleep of Reason, 2013 Oil on Canvas 32"X40" © 2013
20131128024339-redflag_three
Red Flag, 2013 Oil and Artifacts 28"X38" © 2013
20131128024445-perfumeriver3
Perfume River, 2013 Oil on Canvas 32"X38" © 2013
End-of-art
End of Art, 2009 3D Construction, Mixed Media, Oil Paint, Bones 26" X 26" © THildebrandt2009
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Factory Farm, 2004 Oil on Canvas 29'' X 36'' © THildebrandt2004
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Alien Crucifixion, 1988 26" X 28"
Oldschool_small
Oldschool one, 1986 Oil on Board 18" X 24" © THildebrandt1986
Small_folded_abstract_
Folded Abstract, 1994 Oil on Canvas 37" X 43" © 1994
Smallpig_fish
Western Civilization, 2007 Oil on Canvas 37" X 43" © 2007
20111204124457-rug_skeleton
First Born, 2011 Oil/canvas and Mixed Media 16''X28'' © 2011
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Finis Humanitie, 1991 Mixed Media; Bones, Metal, Wood, Paint, Stone. Seven Feet Tall, Four Foot Wide © C1991
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Goneabstract, 1999 Oil on Canvas 36" X 42" © 1999
20131203210007-bluetwo
The Blues, 2012 Oil on Canvas 28X30" © 2012
20140519234845-deadcat3
Dead cat, 2014 Dead Cat 36" X 34" © THildebrandt2014
20170130010948-timo3
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Logansport, Indiana
Birth year
1946
Lives in
Indianapolis In
Works in
Indianapolis, IN
Schools
Indiana University, 1966, BFA
San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI)
Representing galleries
None
Tags
mixed-media, realism, landscape, surrealism, modern, abstract, figurative, conceptual, sculpture
Address
Statement

NATURE, however we regard it, as God, or random coincidence, we know it as Mother-- and man, the child, can do nothing but act his part-- to imitate and follow his nature. This impulse manifests as brutal self interest in the government of men, as the motivator to strive upward, to survive and conquer-- and in the artist as observer and recorder.

Beauty is but a happy by-product, and its level of quality is a measure of the man’s aesthetic appreciation.

My art is repelled and fascinated by this duality and strives to reconcile the opposite natures of man. I believe the responsibility of art is not ornament but correction. To visualize our folly and point to salvation. The artist is the canary in the mineshaft, the foremost perceiver of the present and the future, and if the future is to be calamity, then to him falls the responsibility to raise the alarm. My work tries to accurately reflect our degree of civilization.