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Eva Presenhuber is delighted to announce a special summer project of paintings by the American artist John Dilg.

John Dilg’s paintings feel like landscapes rather than being such.

Dilg paints metaphors and abstractions using what he calls a mental archive of essential visual forms, drawing on memory and tonalities of color and the sensations they can convey to create an enthralling, symphonic whole that emphasizes stillness and the continuum of time.

The subjects of these works are not the objects that occupy the paintings but the representation of a moment in time in itself.

Used as visual analogs, the shapes and hues in the paintings become the framework to depict the world at large and create the narratives inside the paintings.

Paint is used for the conceptualization of ideas encompassing both the empirical properties of nature and its spiritual transcendence: The restorative possibilities of beauty found in a landscape idealized and therefore transformed.

Eneas Capalbo

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Exhibition View, John Dilg, Flight Path, Eva Presenhuber, New York, 2021

Exhibition View, John Dilg, Flight Path, Eva Presenhuber, New York, 2021

Exhibition View, John Dilg, Flight Path, Eva Presenhuber, New York, 2021

Exhibition View, John Dilg, Flight Path, Eva Presenhuber, New York, 2021

Exhibition View, John Dilg, Flight Path, Eva Presenhuber, New York, 2021

Exhibition View, John Dilg, Flight Path, Eva Presenhuber, New York, 2021

Exhibition View, John Dilg, Flight Path, Eva Presenhuber, New York, 2021

Exhibition View, John Dilg, Flight Path, Eva Presenhuber, New York, 2021

Exhibition View, John Dilg, Flight Path, Eva Presenhuber, New York, 2021

Exhibition View, John Dilg, Flight Path, Eva Presenhuber, New York, 2021

Exhibition View, John Dilg, Flight Path, Eva Presenhuber, New York, 2021

SCOUT

2021

Oil on canvas  

35.5 x 45.5 cm / 14 x 18 inches

DILG 48562

16‘000 USD

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JULY 1955

2021

Oil on canvas  

45.5 x 35.5 cm / 18 x 14 inches

DILG 48560

16’000 USD

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HEADDRESS

2011

Oil on canvas

51 x 40.5 cm / 20 x 16 inches

DILG 48565

18’000 USD

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LIMINAL

2021

Oil on canvas 

40.5 x 51 cm / 16 x 20 inches

DILG 48558

18‘000 USD

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PRAIRIE MIRAGE 

2021

Oil on canvas

40.5 x 51 cm / 16 x 20 inches

DILG 48561

18‘000 USD

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OBSERVATORY
2020
Oil on canvas
40.5 x 51 cm / 16 x 20 inches
DILG 48556

18'000 USD

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SIMILITUD
2021
Oil on canvas
45.5 x 35.5 cm / 18 x 14 inches
DILG 48559

16'000 USD

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THE COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE

2020

Oil on canvas

45.5 x 35.5 cm / 18 x 14 inches

DILG 48557

16‘000 USD

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TWILIGHT EXPEDITION

2021

Oil on canvas

40.5 x 51 cm / 16 x 20 inches

DILG 48472

18’000 USD

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EARLY BIRD

2014

Oil on canvas  

28 x 35.5 cm / 11 x 14 inches

DILG 48564

12’000 USD

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DELAWARE

2017

Oil on canvas

35.5 x 45.5 cm / 14 x 18 inches

DILG 48566

16’000 USD

Inquire

APPROACHING FUTURE

2017

Oil on canvas

28 x 35.5 cm / 11 x 14 inches

DILG 48563

12’000 USD

Inquire

ANGLERS

2018

Oil on canvas

28 x 35.5 cm / 11 x 14 inches

DILG 47343

12’000 USD

Inquire

IMPROVEMENTS

2020

Oil on canvas

28 x 35.5 cm / 11 x 14 inches

DILG 47342

12’000 USD

Inquire

SCOUT

2021

Oil on canvas  

35.5 x 45.5 cm / 14 x 18 inches

DILG 48562

16‘000 USD

JULY 1955

2021

Oil on canvas  

45.5 x 35.5 cm / 18 x 14 inches

DILG 48560

16’000 USD

HEADDRESS

2011

Oil on canvas

51 x 40.5 cm / 20 x 16 inches

DILG 48565

18’000 USD

LIMINAL

2021

Oil on canvas 

40.5 x 51 cm / 16 x 20 inches

DILG 48558

18‘000 USD

PRAIRIE MIRAGE 

2021

Oil on canvas

40.5 x 51 cm / 16 x 20 inches

DILG 48561

18‘000 USD

OBSERVATORY
2020
Oil on canvas
40.5 x 51 cm / 16 x 20 inches
DILG 48556

18'000 USD

SIMILITUD
2021
Oil on canvas
45.5 x 35.5 cm / 18 x 14 inches
DILG 48559

16'000 USD

THE COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE

2020

Oil on canvas

45.5 x 35.5 cm / 18 x 14 inches

DILG 48557

16‘000 USD

TWILIGHT EXPEDITION

2021

Oil on canvas

40.5 x 51 cm / 16 x 20 inches

DILG 48472

18’000 USD

EARLY BIRD

2014

Oil on canvas  

28 x 35.5 cm / 11 x 14 inches

DILG 48564

12’000 USD

DELAWARE

2017

Oil on canvas

35.5 x 45.5 cm / 14 x 18 inches

DILG 48566

16’000 USD

APPROACHING FUTURE

2017

Oil on canvas

28 x 35.5 cm / 11 x 14 inches

DILG 48563

12’000 USD

ANGLERS

2018

Oil on canvas

28 x 35.5 cm / 11 x 14 inches

DILG 47343

12’000 USD

IMPROVEMENTS

2020

Oil on canvas

28 x 35.5 cm / 11 x 14 inches

DILG 47342

12’000 USD

My paintings are part of an ongoing meditation on my relationship to the land and its ability to conjure vivid, visual memories. They are codified summaries of locality and place born from these memories.      The newly reawakened concern for our fragile environment fosters the views of regret and the sense of latent danger that often occur in my paintings.

John Dilg

John Dilg was born in 1945 in Evanston, IL, US, and received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, US. He is the recipient of a Fulbright Grant to India, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and three residencies at the YADDO Foundation, Saratoga Springs, NY, US. Dilg’s work is represented in the public collections of institutions including the Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR, US; the Figge Museum of Art, Davenport, IA, US; the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL, US; and Museu d'Art Contemporani Vicente Aguilera Cerni, Villafamés, ES.