CHRISTIAN GILL

Christian Gill was born in Germany and studied Art and Design at University Reutlingen in Germany. After graduation he moved to Berlin where he studied German neo-expressionist painters. In 1999 he left Germany to work as an Artist in Los Angeles developing his own movement known as illuminism.

Illuminism provides the possibility of forward retrospection. It clears away the fog and allows the light to flow in. This clarity enables the viewer to project positively forward into the future, to see possibility and to understand reality as it exists. This view of the future irradiates a unified field of total existence in which our protagonist (figure) searches for universal truths. The figure is disconnected and unconcerned with the present, facing toward the future, looking away not only from the present but an unchangeable past as well. The viewer comes to realize that the present is not a reflection of the past but a high-frequency resonance of the probable, projected future. Illuminism attempts to express this through graphic depictions of the individual understanding the present by projecting positively into the future.

Gill works primarily in oil on canvas on large scale formats. His main interest is energy. In each piece Gill represents energy as an object or symbol which in the artist's reality is the soul passing through points in space and time.

ATMAN
JOSHUA TREE
 
LOVE COLLISION
ONE
 
PURE
PURSUIT OF ZENITH
 
STARDUST
THE CAPACITOR
 
THE DEPARTURE