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About mmgilbert

I have been drawing and painting all my life. Now part of the “New Symbolist” movement which encompasses both Goth, fantasy and tattoo art as well as the century-old work of Odilon Redon, I focus on archetypal and mythic imagery to evoke emotional themes and to reference darker fantasies. I have an abiding interest in figurative drawing, working on paper and exploring new ways to handle traditional materials. I studied with Edward Millman, a WPA muralist; at Purchase College; and at the Art Students League in New York.

The Grain Sorter

Runs entirely on entropic force, a brilliant new development by your team in action. Charcoal on 40 Lb. Fabriano textured, cream tinted paper. 9.5 x 12.5. 2017. Advertisements

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Convolver (Pastel, 9 x 12, 2017)

Done this year, in fact, just recently. I keep devolving back in time with constant references to the 20th century which I integrate with my current sensibility. I am not sure what that means but I keep working in either … Continue reading

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Lesser Eastern Bleege

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Keeping stuff is good. Two more nudes (#36 and #37)

Again, from that sketchbook I recently unearthed and opened. These drawing are of the same person but in very different styles. The point is that, as I see it, the model or the object of a work is merely a … Continue reading

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Keeping stuff is good: #34 & #35, Seated Nudes

Again, from that sketchbook I recently unearthed and opened. These drawing are of the same person in two consecutive poses. She was quite still but also conveyed action. That is what I call a first rate model. She picked the … Continue reading

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Keeping stuff is good #33

Again, from that sketchbook I recently unearthed and opened. The model transfigured. I have no idea why I drew this the way I did. But that’s nothing new. It always starts with the best way to use the space on … Continue reading

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