Gillian Keller

My artworks are metaphors for the bizarre, discordant battles that wage in the subconscious - being so maniacally angry that you begin to laugh, or being so overwhelmed with the juiciness of life that you start to cry. 

Within each piece is a narrative of life and death, beauty in suffering, and humor in darkness. Visually and symbolically, there is a push and pull between seemingly opposing forces. A guarded, wounded saint shimmers in gold blood on hot-pink rocks; a crucified female christ lifts her head in transcendence, bleeding gold and rainbows onto the fertile ground, where flowering mushroom gardens grow below her. A sea siren drinks too much potion, expelling the excess in rainbows before a resplendent sky. The sickly-sweet colors, cotton candy clouds and psychedelic rainbows bring an unusual balance to the underlying content of work - discomfort, frustration, and confusion exist - but, simultaneously, beauty, absurdity and silliness exist. This is the full spectrum of opulence surrounding us in our human experience. Seeing this first-hand has compelled me to share this fulfilling vision. 


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