Like the Mirror when Nobody’s Looking

acrylic paintings, art, contemporary, contemporary art, female artist, male portraits

It’s as if you’re dead and looking at life through a veil, someone said to me at my recent solo show of my work.

Not a bad analysis — because I don’t paint from life. 

My companions in my studio are fluctuating moods and passing thoughts and squelched memories bubbling to the surface. 

I paint because I like being off-balance. 

Teacher 

Leave your sleepy rivulets to trickle down my wrist,

Teacher. Put up a mirror for an answer

so I can ask the same question

twice

            Seal shut last year’s envelopes, your lesson’s feral cabinet,

            Say, The mirror is facing the wall, your secrets are safe

            Don’t ask me,

            “Dear little cobweb: why so brooding, mysterious, and  quaking?”

            Don’t say, “I’ll seize this and this and this”

Leave everything alone as is

            like the mirror, when nobody’s looking

“Afternoon Dust”
“A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall”
“Selfie with Jenny”

New work

acrylic paintings, art, charcoal drawing, contemporary art, female artist, feminist art, figurative art, portraits of women

40 x 24 new version18 x 24 new 20160517_113533-145 x 2345 x 23 Robot36 x 24 20160601_074943-1new version

School Days

acrylic paintings, contemporary art

I used acrylic markers for most of these paintings…

Gutelius, 40 x 23

School Days (Museum Trip), 40 x 23

Gutelius, 28 x 17

School Days (Mirror, revised version), 28 x 17

Gutelius, 35 x 40

School Days (Dads), 35 x 40

Gutelius, 17 x 14 new

School Days (Going on 13) new version, 17 x 14

Gutelius, 20 x 16

School Days (Comicon), 20 x 16

Gutelius, 26 x 26

School Days (Wall), 26 x 26

 

Solo Show of My Paintings’ series “School Days”

acrylic paintings, contemporary art

This April, my first solo show, “School Days,” curated and presented by Paul McMahon, a pioneer of the the alternative space movement (Google him and you will discover many surprises).

Gutelius, Solo use

Gutelius, Solo show, partial installation view

Gutelius, Solo, Nina

Gutelius, Solo show with Nina

 

Theater Berlin (more of the series)

acrylic paintings, art works on paper, contemporary, contemporary art, female artist, figurative art, gouache painting, male portraits, oil paintings, portraits of women, realist art

Theater Berlin, oil on canvas, 30 x 28

Theater Berlin, oil on canvas, 30 x 28

Theater Berlin, acrylic on canvas, 28 x 16

Theater Berlin, acrylic on canvas, 28 x 16

Theater Berlin, acrylic on canvas,  29 x 28

Theater Berlin, acrylic on canvas, 29 x 28

Theater Berlin, oil and gouache on canvas, 27 x 27

Theater Berlin, oil and gouache on canvas, 27 x 27

Theater Berlin, acrylic on canvas, 28 x 30

Theater Berlin, acrylic on canvas, 28 x 30

Theater Berlin, acrylic and gouache on canvas,  22 x 17

Theater Berlin, acrylic and gouache on canvas, 22 x 17

(More) Acrylic and Gouache Paintings on canvas (in no particular grouping) [Theater Berlin is going to become a series]

acrylic paintings, gouache painting

Berlin Wall, 17 x 19

Berlin Wall, 17 x 19

Going on Thirteen, 17 x 14

Going on Thirteen, 17 x 14

School Days, 32 x 26

School Days, 32 x 26

"Planet X"   22 x 23

“Planet X” 22 x 23

Street Post   28 x 16

Street Post 28 x 16

Theater Berlin   27 x 27

Theater Berlin 27 x 27

Carry On,  21 x 18

Carry On, 21 x 18

Earth Tones  17 x 16

Earth Tones 17 x 16

Acrylic and gouache painting from the series “Empty Purse”

acrylic paintings, contemporary art, contempory art, female artist, feminist art, figurative art, portraits of women

Empty Purse (series) 25 x 20 acrylic on canvas

Empty Purse (series) 25 x 20 acrylic on canvas

Paintings, Drawings (no, these are not collages)

acrylic paintings, art works on paper, contemporary, drawings, female artist, feminist art, painting study, pen and ink drawings, political art, realist art

"A Night at the Movies, colored pencil on paper (no, this is not a collage)

“A Night at the Movies, colored pencil on paper
(no, this is not a collage)

"More News," charcoal, ink and oil pastel on canvas 22" x 17"

“More News,” charcoal, ink and oil pastel on canvas 22″ x 17″

"Sufi Chants" colored pencil on paper

“Sufi Chants” colored pencil on paper

"Checkmate" colored pencil on paper

“Checkmate” colored pencil on paper

Paintings, Drawings.