Grant Gilsdorf
Contemporary Realistic Painter

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"That ten minutes in a theater before a movie starts, sneak previews dangle delicious morsels of movies that leave us wanting more. Grant Gilsdorf’s paintings do this too. His dark, tension filled works give us fragmentary release from the world we live in, into grimy alleys, bar rooms, and board rooms. Like these movie trailers, His individual works leave us begging for more. Gilsdorf has honed his realism over the course of the last ten years. He has developed his skill into a visionary storytelling device, that links images of beauty and vileness with little riddles and clues that suggest everything is not alright in this world. His images are often scathing indictments of the greed, excess and misinformation fueled by the influence of few against the needs of many. The story of impending doom at the hands of humankind with the subtlest kindlings of hope and redemption." - Dan Gerdeman

About

 

Grant Gilsdorf is an Ohio born and raised contemporary realistic narrative painter who has harnessed his exquisitely rendered realistic paintings into a visionary storytelling device, that combines images of carefully crafted beauty existing within a brutal and gritty reality. His dark, tension-filled works mirror the narrative driven experience of viewing a feature film, and his expertly rendered paintings leave the viewer contemplating their syombolic significance. Grant Gilsdorf studied at Bowling Green State University and now lives in Columbus Ohio with his wife, Amber, and their son, Coen Grey.

Grant Gilsdorf

Grant Gilsdorf