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20130212004215-teaandsympathy
Tea and Sympathy Oil on Panel 18 X 24" © Courtesy of the artist & George Billis Gallery- NY
City Views

525 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001
February 26th, 2013 - March 23rd, 2013
Opening: February 28th, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.georgebillis.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
chelsea
EMAIL:  
gallery@georgebillis.com
PHONE:  
212-645-2621
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Sat 10-6

DESCRIPTION

I think of my work as being like a visual journal- observations and interpretations of people, places and things I experience day to day. Translating that experience into two dimensional imagery is a challenge that I look forward to whether I am in my studio or out painting on site. It's about the exploration of design, light, shadow, color and texture. Subject matter may vary just as daily experiences will change. I enjoy the hard architectural elements of an urban landscape or an interior space, and occasionally I like contrasting that with the softness and vulnerability of the human form.

Whatever the focus of a particular painting, I find that when I really connect with my subject, other people viewing my work can sense that and feel the connection as well. There is a narrative quality to my painting, but it's a partial narrative. I often find that what is most interesting is what is left unsaid. To quote Edward Hopper: "If you could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.".