Gabriel Thy

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Arts
Location Washington, DC
Introduction Concerning the veracity of paint, I presume that my art begins from a "condition of need" and is a matter of ambiguous perception with carry-on luggage both in political and metaphysical terms. Each painting I complete is the conflicted subconscious on the prowl for brutal honesty, urged to sniff out those personal heresies residing somewhere between a humble arrogance and an arrogant humility, harnessing hidden energies which instruct the flow of imagination. Rarely do I start with a pre-conceived notion of what "I would like to imagine" but instead, I struggle against the common elements of mind and materials the status quo presents. So, when painting, I follow the paint from first splash to finished canvas, making choices of color, syntax, and narrative, limited by what I see on the canvas.
Interests real estate, art, constitutionalism, gardening, music, food, history...
Favorite Movies The Lion In Winter, The Wall, Naked Lunch, Total Eclipse, Pollack, Frida, A Beautiful Mind, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Patton, Cinderella Man, Malcolm X, Swing Kids, Rain Man, The Fisher King, Gangs of New York, Harold & Maude, Barfly, American Splendor, The Royal Tennebaums, Walk The Line, Paris, TX, Repo Man, Ghandi, Bonnie & Clyde, The Aviator, Blue Velvet, The Blues Brothers, Barton Fink, Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?, Five Easy Pieces, Dead-in Drive-In, Sid & Nancy, A Clockwork Orange, Being There, Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid, American Graffitti, Liquid Sky...
Favorite Music Dropkick Murphys, Sex Pistols, Ramones, Joan Jett, Assemblage 23, Birmingham 6, Ministry, Beseech, Laibach, Covenant, The Fair Sex, Rammstein, KMFDM, Testify, Kill Switch Klick, Icon of Coil, Die Krupps, Out Out, Apoptygma Berzerk, Suicide Commando, Cyndi Lauper, E-Craft, Wumpscut, NoFX, X-Ray Spex, Dead Milkmen, Joan Baez, Revolting Cocks, Killing Joke, GBH, DRI, Black Flag, Bruce Springsteen, The Offspring, Exploited, Lard, Ministry, Johnny Cash, Patti Smith, CCR, T.Rex, Iggy Pop, Jesus & Mary Chain, L7, VNV Nation, Neil Young, Ian Hunter, Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan...
Favorite Books Arthur Rimbaud, Charles Baudelaire, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Karl Popper, F.A. Hayek, Friedrich Nietzsche, Complete Works of Abraham Lincoln, William Blake, Henry Miller, Jack London's Martin Eden, the Larry Rivers autobiography, Thomas Pynchon's V and Lot 49, the works of Tom Paine, William Gaddis' The Recognitions, William Gass, David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest, Jack Kerouac, WS Burroughs, Camille Paglia, TS Eliot, Ginsberg, Susan Sontag, Charles Bukowski, and yes, I confess that I consider that fitful wad of grossly misappropriated parchment, the Hebrew Bible...