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Philip Govedare

Land

2003–2018

My current landscape paintings are derived from sites that are both visually compelling and charged with implications of use, development and ownership. The conditions of the landscape including light, color, texture and atmosphere give meaning to place. The transformation of land and sky through industry and enterprise may be deliberate, or simply the unintended consequence of the human impact on a fragile environment.

My work is both a response to and an interpretation of the world, but it also imparts sentiment through projection that comes from a perspective of anxiety about the condition of landscape and nature in our world today. I endeavor to create a fictional response to an observed phenomenon, a metaphor that is infused with a blend of celebration, apprehension and doubt about our place in the natural world. In this manner, this work may allude to the past and simultaneously project into the future. My paintings are a response to the landscape we inhabit with all its complexity and layered meanings.

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Artifact, 2017
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Anthropocene, 2018
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Zephyr, 2018
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Slough, 2018
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Basin, 2018
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Planet, 2018
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Excavation #12, 2018
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Planet #3, 2017
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Landing, 2017
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Project #5, 2016
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Excavation #7, 2003
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Melt, 2012
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Excavation #6, 2010
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Sands, 2013
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Excavation #11, 2016

Posted: September 2015
Category: Painting

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