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Colin Giesbrecht


2010, Watercolor, 13.8"w x 10.6"h

By simply creasing the paper and covering it with watercolor paint, I allow the forces of capillarity and evaporation to shape the paint into organic forms with minimal manual intervention. Even if I crease the paper into a grid pattern — the most inorganic, nakedly mathematical pattern, it would seem — even then, surprisingly organic shapes can emerge. The creases in my paintings form a subtle bas-relief that draws attention to the material support and creates a tension between the fact of its flatness and the illusion of pictorial space, like ripples on the surface of a reflecting pool. Soli Deo gloria?

Colin Giesbrecht - Untitled

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Due to the building guidelines that are in place in response to the COVID-19 situation, we are unable to install a new art exhibit in our Farmington Hills, Michigan and Fort Worth, Texas offices.

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