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Loui A Terrier
Brooklyn , NY
Neighborhood: Greenpoint



ARTIST STATEMENT: ARTIST STATEMENT My recent works on paper, canvas and wood can be thought of as two strains of thought . They are for me divergent expressions of a surreal and neo abstract expressionism. These works are odd portraits and still lives which, explore compounds, naturalistic flora forms, organic building blocks, and which hint at Giotto, Albert Pinkham Ryder, and cinematic perspectives. These two strains / series : Knots with Flora and Fauna & Inclement Portraits. Knots with Flora and Fauna originate from mystical modes - by which, all cultures have used knots to ward off evil in practical and metaphysical ways. Knots are as primal as images of snakes, and for me, an entry point into that unknown - that allusion to physical and mental landscapes via the suggestive nature of lines. Within these drawings and paintings I graft flora and fauna - as an allusion to the unexpected variety with which Nature surprises us with whimsy. These works are also exercises in gazing, and random optical and literal layering of practical forms and a mixed bag of materials. The Knot drawings / paintings also take inspiration from John Cageís notion of chance operation. I graph drawings with the numbers one through six horizontally and vertically. I roll a green dice and choose from 6 drawings of 6 chosen knots. Then I roll a red dice for a horizontal number and I roll a white dice for a vertical side of the paper. And I follow the same actions with some kind of flora and fauna. The Inclement Portraits are drawings and paintings on wood which, feature unsettling faces against Italian portico like backgrounds. Courtyards set against unnatural blackness. Each wooden portraitís right side cut on slight inward angles. Within these angled areas circular or oval shapes washed in blues and reds. Deep in the backgrounds: twin tornadoes , meteor showers, lightning and hail storms brew. Birds scatter and Albino stags gawk. All of my works are water based, tempera mixed media, laced with DNA: Gouache, watercolor, tempera, charcoal , graphite, acrylic , pencil, crayon, papers, parchment, velum, corporate checks, glue, and saliva. Loui Terrier - 2015
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  • Untitled (Pigtail)
    2012 June
    Acrylic, Saliva, Pencil on canvas   9 x 9 inches
    From the Knots and Flora Series.

  • Untitled(Triad)
    2012 June
    Acrylic, Saliva, Pencil on canvas   9 x 9 inches

  • Untitled (Cuckoo)
    2012 June
    Acrylic, Saliva, Pencil on canvas   9 x 9 inches
    From the Knots and Flora Series.

  • Knots for Gisi
    2011
    Acrylic, Saliva, Pencil on canvas   8X9 inches
    From the Knots and Flora Series.

  • Untitled(Triad prep drawing)
    2012 June
    Acrylic, Saliva, Pencil on paper   9 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches
    A prep drawing for the Triad painting.

  • Untitled (gold and pink sessile)
    2012 June
    Acrylic, Saliva, watercolor,pencil on paper   13x11 inches
    A drawing from the Knots and Flora series.

  • Untitled (4 straddles 6))
    2012 / June
    Acrylic, Saliva, Pencil on paper   15x18 inches

  • Untitled (Dutchman and Cobra)
    2012 / June
    Acrylic, Saliva, Pencil on paper   17x23 inches
    From the Knots and Flora series.

  • Untitled (Broken)
    2010-2011
    Acrylic, watercolor, saliva, pencil - on hand made paper on corporate checks   11 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches
    A study for the Knots and Flora series.

  • Untitled (Trinity)
    2010-12
    Acrylic, watercolor, saliva, pencil on corporate checks   13x9 inches
    A drawing that is apart of the Knots and Flora series.

  • RWF at Issue Project Room
    2011
    Acrylic on canvas, hooks, Heavy duty fishing line.   Variable...
    A still from the performance of RWF: A Historical Person - A Song Play by Gisburg... at the Vox Festival at Issue Project Room.

  • RWF: A Historical person
    2011
    Acrylic on canvas   6 x 4 foot
    The first of 4 hanging paintings / backdrops for Gisburg's RWF: A Historical Person _ A Song Play. Featured at the Vox Festival at Issue Project Room in 2011.

  • After Fox and His Friends.
    2011
    Acrylic on canvas   6 X 4 Foot
    The second of 4 for the set of Gisburg's RWF: A Historical Person - A Song Play.

  • The RAF Ripple...
    2011
    Acrylic on canvas   6 x 4 Foot
    The third of 4 paintings for the set of Gisburg's RWF: A Historical Person-A Song Play

  • RWF Loves Meat: After 13 Moons
    2011
    Acrylic on canvas   6 x 4 Foot
    The fourth hanging painting for the set of RWF: A Historical Person-A Song Play by Gisburg.

  • Squall Portrait
    2010-2011
    Acrylic, Saliva, watercolor,pencil on paper   9 x 11 inches
    From the Inclement Portrait series.

  • Glare and Haze portrait
    2010-2011
    Collage, Watercolor, Saliva, and pencil on paper   10x14 inches

  • Fog Portrait
    2009-10
    Acrylic, Saliva, Charcoal, Pencil on paper   8x6 inches
    Original drawing from the early Inclement Portraits

  • Whiteout Tenor
    2009-10
    India ink, House paint, watercolor, charcoal on paper   9x12 inches

  • Blind Fortune Teller
    2009-11
    Acrylic, Saliva, watercolor,pencil on paper   9x11 inches
 








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