The Portrait As Starting Point
1 week course || PAINTING 614 001 || 1 credit hour
This class will focus on issues raised in painting, particularly portraits and self-portraits, translating what is known and seen into the formal vocabulary of paint. Sources will include direct observation of the subject and the imagination. Students will investigate form and content as well as materials and techniques. Students may choose to work with oil-based media with odorless solvents, or water-based media. Slide lectures and critiques will be included.
Dylan Rabe is an artist living and working in Chicago. He predominantly makes hybrid ink and oil paintings, combining traditional techniques with automatic drawing and surrealist compositional strategies to give form to the subconscious, or an emotionally heightened vision of the external world. He received his BFA and MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and has exhibited paintings, drawings, and animations at Chicago venues including the Beverly Arts Center, Julius Caesar, The Research House for Asian Art, Iceberg Projects, and Rare Visions in Boulder, Colorado. He is currently a lecturer at SAIC.