Photograph of Artist GREG BADGER
GREG BADGER
schuyler falls, New York - United States



Original Artworks (8)

Greg Badger; Arc, 2008, Original Drawing Charcoal, 24 x 18 inches. Artwork description: 241  One of my first figurative works after a year long stretch of strictly abstract paintings.  The character of the line is very much related to marks that are in my abstract work.  ...
Greg Badger
Original Charcoal Drawing, 2008
24 x 18 inches (61.0 x 45.7 cm)
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Greg Badger; Layers Of My Presence, 2008, Original Painting Other, 24 x 18 inches.
Greg Badger
Original Other Painting, 2008
24 x 18 inches (61.0 x 45.7 cm)
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Greg Badger; Cotton And Nylon, 2006, Original Painting Acrylic, 34 x 27 inches. Artwork description: 241   This work is part of a series using string stitched through the canvas to draw focus and guide the eye through the piece.  This particular work used transparent nylon string and it reflects light as a spiders web covered with dew.  ...
Greg Badger
Original Acrylic Painting, 2006
34 x 27 inches (86.4 x 68.6 cm)
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Greg Badger; From Blue Poles, 2006, Original Painting Acrylic, 36 x 21 inches. Artwork description: 241  This is one of my string series pieces.  The choice to use a limited pallet was made so that I could focus on composition and dynamism.  The string was crucial to successfully balance the work and further highlight the brush strokes and movement in the work. ...
Greg Badger
Original Acrylic Painting, 2006
36 x 21 inches (91.4 x 53.3 cm)
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Greg Badger; Triad Of Content, 2007, Original Painting Acrylic, 24 x 36 inches. Artwork description: 241  This work comes from a series that included a type of staining.  The canvas is unprimed so that the washes can diffuse through the canvas.      ...
Greg Badger
Original Acrylic Painting, 2007
24 x 36 inches (61.0 x 91.4 cm)
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Greg Badger; Lying Is Cheap, 2008, Original Drawing Other, 24 x 18 inches. Artwork description: 241  This drawing was an experiment in combining contour and light expression.  The materials are gesso and litho crayon on construction paper.  The construction paper has a very nice absorbent texture which is great for mixed media. ...
Greg Badger
Original Other Drawing, 2008
24 x 18 inches (61.0 x 45.7 cm)
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Greg Badger; Mirror, 2008, Original Drawing Other, 18 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241  This is a study of form and light.  Using experimental media I was able to create something new and interesting.  I began this piece with gesso on black construction paper.  It allowed me to focus on the light more than anything else.  I then use charcoal soaked ...
Greg Badger
Original Other Drawing, 2008
18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61.0 cm)
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Greg Badger; Enclosed Space, 2008, Original Painting Other, 24 x 18 inches.
Greg Badger
Original Other Painting, 2008
24 x 18 inches (61.0 x 45.7 cm)
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Artist Statement

When producing artwork, it is easy to get into a routine. Comfort can become a great disturbance to the progression of an artists work. I believe that the artist must be uncomfortable and frustrated at times to create anything worthwhile. Without change, in art and in life, we become dependent on routine.

Because of my philosophy concerning art, I have worked with various techniques. Many of my series have come out of devising problems for myself. I set strict guidelines to work under in the hope of maximizing conflict. My past series have included the required us of nylon string, combining two paintings into one, opposing the rule of painting thick to thin, and using prepared abstract surfaces to draw and paint figures. Every series has given me new insight into the creation of art.

Producing all media from locally collected materials has become the central idea in my recent work. Using this approach, I wish to communicate the importance of connecting with our natural and local environment. Taking advantage of the renewable natural resources around us can greatly decrease the impact that we have on our global environment. Instead of buying canvas from a store, I cut down standing deadwood and process it to create a painting surface. Instead of using store bought paint, I am using egg tempera; a technique that uses locally produced egg yolks and collected pigments. If we all took something that we us in our lives and search for locally available alternatives, our environmental impact would be greatly reduced.
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