3: Colin Chillag

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3: Colin Chillag Colin Chillag's a local painter who says he finds inspiration in snapshots he picks up in thrift stores. His work often leaves much to the imagination (as you'll see after the jump).

He was born in Syracuse, New York, attended grade school and high school in Phoenix and left for a few years to study at the San Francisco Art Institute. Lucky for us, he came back.

Read more about Chillag, his solo exhibition at Pravus in October, and his admiration of Jon Haddock after the break ...

1. List five things on your wall of inspiration (real or imaginary):

- Stucco - paint - Dried Spaghetti - Hunky fireman calender - Photos of Martin Heidegger and Jon Haddock

2. What was your last big project? Solo show at the now defunct Angstrom gallery in LA.

3. What's your next big project? Solo show in October at the soon to be defunct Pravus gallery in Phoenix.

4. Why do you do what you do? Jon Haddock told me that being an artist was a fun and easy way to make tons of money.

5. What is something you want Phoenix to know? What I really want Phoenix to know about me is that my existence is an entity which does not just occur among other entities. Rather, it is ontically distinguished by the fact that, in its very existence, that existence is an issue for it. This makes my existence a constitutive state of existent being, and this implies that my existence, in its being, has a relationship toward that existence -- a relationship which itself is one of being. And this means further that there is some way in which my existence understands itself in its existence, and that to some degree it does so explicitly. It is peculiar to this entity that with and through my existence, this existence is disclosed to me. My understanding of my existence is itself a definite characteristic existent being. My existence is ontically distinctive in that it IS ontological.

6. Something I don't want Phoenix to know? The above paragraph is shameless plagiarism of Jon Haddock.

The Creatives, so far:

100. Fausto Fernandez
99. Brian Boner
98. Carol Panaro-Smith

97. Jane Reddin

96. Adam Dumper
95. Mayme Kratz
94. Daniel Tantalean
93. Yuri Artibise
92. Lisa Starry
91. Paul Hoeprich
90. Betsy Schneider
89. Mary Shindell
88: Gabriel Utasi
87: Tiffany Egbert
86. Angela Cazel Jahn
85. Dayvid LeMmon
84. Beatrice Moore
83. Michelle J. Martinez
82. Carrie Bloomston
81. Paul Porter
80. Rachel Bess
79. Karolina Sussland
78. Aaron Abbott
77. Mary Lucking
76. Erin Sotak
75. Greg Esser
74. Matthew Mosher
73. Mark Klett
72. Tony Carrillo
71. Paul Morris
70. Joe Pagac
69. Alison King
68. JJ Horner
67. Kim Porter
66. Marco Rosichelli
65. Heather Hales
64. Amy Lamp
63. Kevin Vaughan-Brubaker
62. Lindy Drew
61. Robbie Pfeffer
60. Neil Borowicz
59. Lynn Fisher
58. Tanner Woodford
57. David Tinapple
56. Casebeer
55. Tom Leveen
54. Patti Parsons

53. Tedd McDonah

52. Mike Maas
51. Chris Todd
50. Monica Aissa Martinez
49. Stefan Shepherd

48. Jenny Poon
47. Matt Moore
46. Andrea Hanley
45. Julie Hampton
44. Ted Decker
43. Saskia Jorda
42. Michael Bergfalk
41. Scott Baxter

40. Carrie Marill
39. Kobina Banning
38. Suzanne Falk
37. Jon Haddock
36. Kade Twist
35. Cindy Dach
34. John Wagner
33. Roy Wasson Valle
32. Sue Chenoweth
31. Patricia Colleen Murphy

30. David Quan
29. Lesli Yazzie
28. Nathan Feller
27. Cassandra Coblentz

26. Matt Dickson
25. Tara Logsdon

24. Gennaro Garcia
23. Tiphanie Brooke

22. Dan Semenchuk

21. James Angel
20. Tessa Windt
19. Mitch Fry
18. Miro Chun

17. Randy Slack

16. Abbey Messmer

15. Jessica Jordan
14. Brent Bond

13. Peter Shikany
12. Carolyn Lavender
11.Derek A. Welte
10. James E. Garcia9. Stephanie Carrico8. John Spiak7. Quincy Ross6. Steven Yazzie5. Morgan McNally4. Shawna Franks and Bob Fisher

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