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Vigil, Phillip – “Rain” Original Acrylic on Canvas – 46″ X 55″

Vigil, Phillip – “Rain” Original Acrylic on Canvas – 46″ X 55″

46" x 55"
$ 3,500.00
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Phillip Vigil is one of the exciting, young native painters working today.  His modernist designs are a play on his life, culture and personal experiences.  Phillip has primarily been working on paper, but the transition to canvas has been an exciting change in his art.  In a 2011 “Rethinking Contemporary Native American Art” article in “THE” magazine, they included Vigil saying,  “Phillip Vigil seeks his identity as a contemporary creative type who is also an indigenous person.  He is self-taught, inspired to paint by his love of the comic strip Calvin & Hobbes”.

This painting, “Rain”, is a large scale piece painted on canvas.  Phillip said of this piece:

“’Rain’ is about the rains which come during the monsoons throughout our southwestern summers.  The big thunder clouds build up in the distance and the you can see the rain flowing downward from them.  I currently live in Jemez Pueblo and here, rain is our everything.  It sustains our people or grows the chili or corn which are part of my daily life.

The recent droughts have put a strain on Pueblo life and has caused me to reflect on the importance of water to me, the pueblo and our culture.  The cleansing, sustaining rains which come each summer remind me that Water is Life.”

We are pleased to represent his paintings in our Scottsdale gallery and look for more from this amazing artist!


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Vigil, Phillip (b.1981)

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Phillip Vigil

Phillip Vigil, a fourth generation Jicarilla Apache - Jemez Pueblo artist, had never intended on creating art, he had other plans, but art was right under his nose the entire time. His love of art began as a young boy when he realized his grandfather created the paintings on the walls. Phillip currently creates paintings, collages, drawings, prints, photography and painting hand-made slippers made in Turkey in collaboration with The Sabah Dealer and Sabah Shoes. Phillip his works are collected worldwide. Phillip works in various art media on each of his visual art creations, giving each work tremendous personality and depth. Phillip Vigil started creating art in 2006 and has shown works in various art shows and galleries since 2009.  He currently shows at Galleries in Pittsburgh, Santa Fe, Albuquerque and we are honored to present a collection of his larger paintings at our  Scottsdale, Arizona location on Marshall Way.
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