ATELIER 9
GUY COLWELL
Social Realist Paintings | Surrealist Paintings
Exhibition History 

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Couple in the Trees, oil on canvas

Now available from Fantagraphics: the entire Inner City Romance series collected in one volume.

New projects:
Upcoming from Fantagraphics, In Fox's Forest,
a graphic novel about captivity and release.
New ink drawings as featured in the Berkeley Times newspaper.
A new series of evocative semi-surrealist oil paintings.
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Some words from reviews and comments used to describe the paintings of Guy Colwell

"...vivid windows into an unfair world..."
"...ambition machines..."
"...Wyeth-like sophistication..."
"...captures nightmarish contradictions..."
"...no one comes away unscathed..."
"...in the tradition of Goya..."
"...dazzling, challenging, epic in scale..."
"...poignant and memorable..."
"...penetrating and accusing..."
"...haunting..."
"...politically charged..."
"...vibrant depictions of people and animals..."
"...incisive and important..."
"...veteran aesthetic practitioner..."
"...repeated viewing is recommended..."
"...true to his artistic and political calling..."
"...provocative..."
"...levity and relevance..."
"...this painting will live in history..."
"...socially conscious..."
"...gravitas dressed in bright colors..."
"...powerful statements against violence..."
"...colorful and abrasive..."
"...densely-peopled tableau of dramatically-pregnant life scenes..."
"...crisp and steely-serious social commentary..."
"...a modern Brueghal..."
"...some of the finest American art..."
"...a master...owe it to yourself to see..."
"...a prickly heat power one does not forget quickly..."
"...distinctive and unsettling vision..."
"...a steely hardness beneath saccharine prettiness..."
"...an edge of nastiness..."
"...a peoples' artist..."
"...there flows a kind of stoic faith in humanity..."

Complete resume

  © Guy Colwell 2012