About the Artist

Portraitist Colin Chillag renders the minute details of his subjects’ faces, leaving portions of his preparatory sketches uncovered and placing errant brushstrokes in areas, in order to reveal the artist’s hand. Chillag’s work is characterized by the various layers of his artworks—the drawing beneath, unmodified colors, even the mixing and testing of pigments are visible in the final image. “I have no real desire to complete the illusion by finishing a painting,” Chillag explains. The subjects of his works are primarily based on personal, everyday snapshots the artist takes. He cites documentary films, as well as the work of Lucien Freud, Chaim Soutine, and Alice Neel among his influences.

Being There Then (three seated figures) (2018)

Oil on Canvas

$3,500

Being There Then (seated woman) (2017)

Oil on Canvas

$5,000

Being In The World As a Being For Which Being As Such Is Not a Concern (Portrait of Mook) (2013-2018)

Oil on Canvas

$5,000

Being There Then (Backyard) (2018)

Oil on Canvas

$3,500

Being There Then (Marin Headlands) (2017-2018)

Oil on Canvas

$5,000

Portrait of a Woman #10 (2018)

Oil on canvas

SOLD

It is Important to be Nobody (2018)

Oil on canvas

$20,000

Class Struggle (2018)

Oil on canvas

$18,000

Untitled (Seated Woman) (2017)

Oil on canvas

$9,000

Family Portrait #6 (2019)

Oil on canvas

$10,000

Family Portrait #1 (2018)

Oil on canvas

$20,000

Dale Irby (2005) (2017)

Oil on Canvas

$250

Dale Irby (2009) (2017)

Oil on Canvas

$250

Dale Irby (2011) (2017)

Oil on Canvas

$250

Dale Irby (2003) (2017)

Oil on Canvas

$250

Dale Irby (1979) (2017)

Oil on Canvas

$250

Dale Irby (1984) (2017)

Oil on Canvas

$250

Dale Irby (1997) (2017)

Oil on Canvas

$250

Dale Irby (2004) (2017)

Oil on Canvas

$250

Dale Irby (2008) (2017)

Oil on Canvas

$250

Dale Irby (1998) (2017)

Oil on Canvas

$250

Dale Irby (1988) (2017)

Oil on Canvas

$250

Dale Irby (2001) (2017)

Oil on Canvas

$250

Dale Irby (2007) (2017)

Oil on Canvas

$250

Dale Irby (1993) (2017)

Oil on Canvas

$250

Dale Irby (1996) (2017)

Oil on Canvas

$250

Dale Irby (2002) (2017)

Oil on Canvas

SOLD

Dale Irby (1999) (2017)

Oil on Canvas

$250

Dale Irby (1986) (2017)

Oil on Canvas

$250

Dale Irby (1985) (2017)

Oil on Canvas

$250

Dale Irby (1983) (2017)

Oil on Canvas

$250

Dale Irby (1981) (2017)

Oil on Canvas

$250

Dale Irby (1977) (2017)

Oil on Canvas

$250

Dale Irby (1973) (2017)

Oil on Canvas

$250

Dale Irby (1994) (2017)

Oil on Canvas

$250

Dale Irby (1982) (2017)

Oil on Canvas

SOLD

Dale Irby (2012) (2017)

Oil on Canvas

$250

Dale Irby (2010) (2017)

Oil on Canvas

$250

Dale Irby (2006) (2017)

Oil on Canvas

$250