b. 1974, Memphis, TN
"In love all the contradictions of existence merge themselves and are lost."- Tagore
Opening reception July 2, 2020 6—10pm
Closing August 23, 2020
Seven (more) Idea Portraits™— fairly large canvases in the same body of work as those in the Unicorn show of 2019.
Kind Words About Elliott
“…An abundance of lush imagery that draws upon multiple themes, from Aristotelian philosophy to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. The paintings are painstakingly produced and filled with a technical excellence that does not rely on creative cliches. The artist riffs on themes of occultism, eroticism and sacred geometry in a show that is exciting and countercultural. […] Wall’s artwork is carnal, lyrical, original and uplifting. His subject matter is in distinct contrast to that of some of the safer art venues around town… it’s well worth a visit if your aesthetic interests expand beyond the traditional.”
from Art exhibit ‘Unicorn’ goes big with exciting countercultural themes by Jeffrey Gillespie, The Oregonian, May 20, 2019
"Skill comes into play in a fashion that reaches for the sublime… The ambiguous conjunction of elements here is unsettling in its marriage of allure, eroticism, religion and incantation, all the more so because Wall's technical agility… is utterly frictionless, almost luxurious."
from A Splash of Great Painting by Fredric Koeppel, Commercial Appeal, January 21, 2005
Little Bird: "Which emerging artist do you think more people should know about?"
Andy Paiko: "Elliot Wall, A Portland, OR painter and evil genius."
[To contextualize this amazing remark, he is only pointing out the very true fact that "evil" is a relative term, and that I am simply not as virtuous or excellent as he is— EW]