Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The Amazing Donald Roller Wilson

Donald Roller Wilson on artnet


A resident of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Donald Roller Wilson is a painter who describes his work as a "by-product of his thoughts." According to him, he spends his "days and nights pondering the meaning of life, the state of the universe, and the Home Shopping Network. . . .More than anything, my work deals with pointlessness. It takes all the arrogance out of everything you do when you know that god is so much bigger than you are. And yet everything you are and do and see is filled with god: the grass, the asphalt, and the people fighting over Aqua net at Wal-Mart...."

"Painted in China" knock-offs of his work have been spotted on eBay. My landlord has a convincing looking DRW that he bought in a second-hand shop in New Mexico. We're still trying to figure out if it's authentic.

There are a number of his paintings and prints that that I can't find anywhere on the net. Many of them far more bizarre than what you'll see in these sources.

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