June 30th, 2015
We are delighted to bring a new group of work by Bay-area painter Jylian Gustlin. Although we have only represented Ms. Gustlin for two years, her collector base here in Park City is clamoring for new paintings.
Jylian Gustlin is a native Californian and grew up in the San Francisco bay area. She has been shaped by the technology explosion of Silicon Valley and her art reflects her in-depth knowledge of that technology.
“I knew that if I finished, I would never make art” is how Jylian Gustlin explains leaving college one semester short of a degree in computer science and mathematics to attend the Academy of Art College, San Francisco. After completing her BFA, Gustlin fused her understanding of computers and her passion for art to become a graphics programmer for Apple Computer, Inc.
Now, Gustlin uniquely combines the effects of modern technology with traditional techniques. While painting in acrylic and oil paints, her artwork often conveys the same complex layered effects possible in computer programs such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
Just as she challenged the creative limitations of the latest computer software, Gustlin experiments with a variety of materials to discover their effects. Working with two-part epoxy resin, oil and acrylic paints, charcoal, wax, gold leaf, pastel and graphite on board, Gustlin draws, paints, scratches on her surfaces.
Please contact the gallery at 435-649-3001 for additional information on this new series.