Artist Robert Gratiot refers to his work as “painterly photo-realism,” and he readily reveals his complete commitment to this reference by rendering his subjects with photographic accuracy. His mastery of painterly methods and of various drawing techniques highlights his astounding eye-to-hand coordination. Gratiot precisely conveys a particular scene through meticulously produced details, each down to the smallest, and equally well handled. But it is more than that— he regards each small section of a painting as an abstraction, and then assembles these tiny abstractions to build the realistic whole. His paintings are obviously the product of the considerable efforts of a very gifted and extremely meticulous painter.
Michael Paglia’s art column appears in Westword (Denver) and his writings have been included in Art News, Architecture, Modernism, Where Colorado, and American Contemporary Art. He is also a contributor to Decades of Influence/Extended Remix.
Size: 11 x 11 in.
Plates: 70 color plates