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Alan Loehle
updated: 07/23/2009
website: marciawoodgallery.com/artist/loehle/intro.html
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
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Screaming Monkey
Egg Man
Anniversary of Dying (Again)
Fertility Chimp
Artemis
Rome Dog
Deer, Dog, Man
Howl
Ape
Ape #2
Flayed Head
Eviscerated Fox
Carcass
Abyss
Evisceration #1
 
Portfolio Keywords:  figurative, animals, psychological, social criticism, violence
 
 
Screaming Monkey by Alan Loehle
Screaming Monkey
oil pastel on paper
2008
11" " x  9" " 
Egg Man by Alan Loehle
Egg Man
oil pastel on paper
2008
12 3/4"" x  10" 
Anniversary of Dying (Again) by Alan Loehle
Anniversary of Dying (Again)
oil pastel on paper
2008
12 3/4" x  10" 
Fertility Chimp by Alan Loehle
Fertility Chimp
oil pastel
2008
10" x  81/2" 
Artemis by Alan Loehle
Artemis
oil pastel on paper
2008
9 1/4"" x  8 1/4"" 
Rome Dog by Alan Loehle
Rome Dog
oil pastelon paper
2008
9"" x  7 1/2"" 
Deer, Dog, Man by Alan Loehle
Deer, Dog, Man
brush and ink wash on paper
2006
10.5" x  13" 
Howl by Alan Loehle
Howl
reed pen, brush and ink
2006
9" x  12" 
Ape by Alan Loehle
Ape
reed pen, brush and ink
2005
12" x  9.5" 
Ape #2 by Alan Loehle
Ape #2
reed pen, brush and ink
2005
12" x  9.5" 
Flayed Head by Alan Loehle
Flayed Head
pencil and ink wash
2006
12" x  9" 
Eviscerated Fox by Alan Loehle
Eviscerated Fox
pencil
2006
30" x  22" 
Carcass by Alan Loehle
Carcass
charcoal
2006
30" x  22" 
Abyss by Alan Loehle
Abyss
charcoal
2006
30" x  22" 
Evisceration #1 by Alan Loehle
Evisceration #1
charcoal
2006
30" x  22" 

Artist Statement

Artist’s Statement

Only that which is intensely important is, for me, worth painting, and that means life and death. First and foremost this involves addressing the existentialist question “What does it mean to be human?”. I have been addressing this fundamental question by exploring issues of mortality, pathos, and corporeality through several recurring images; dogs- feral, physical, constant witness to human behavior; a man who is an achondroplastic dwarf- like us but forever different, his isolation a mirror of our own; and meat- reminders of our own corporeality and impermanence.  I then build paradoxes into my work of abstraction and representation, self and other, fear and pathos; these competing yet coexisting dynamics are intrinsic to the way in which my work engages the viewer and addresses the human condition.

 

Artist Bio / CV

Alan Loehle Bio

Alan Loehle is represented by Marcia Wood Gallery http://marciawoodgallery.com/artist/loehle/intro.html

He is a 2007 Guggenheim Fellow for Painting and has received two Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grants. He has also received a Visual Artists Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and grants for painting from the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts and the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, among others. His work is in private and permanent collections throughout the country and has been published in the Paris Review.