Meet Conrad Jon Godly
By Kinjal Trivedi
Conrad Jon Godly is an abstract landscape artist living in Davos Switzerland. He works with oil paints on canvas.
Living in the middle of these magnificent mountains, he is well acquainted with every crevice and turns of the mountains. The many shades of colors draw him to paint with thick layers that more often take months to dry.
In his recent exhibit at JD Malat Gallery in London, he had exhibited 15 of his landscape paintings which he named ‘To see is not to speak’.
Conrad Jon Godly addresses the symbiotic relationship between human nature and the sublime, finding a beauty in the awe and terror of nature. Godly’s paintings are a reminder of the futility of human existence, whose blunt expression of natural forms are an exercise in capturing the intricacies of the dramatic.
Godly graduated from Basel’s School of Art in 1986, Godly moved away from his nexus of inspiration in Switzerland.
If one has never experienced the silence and dramatic tension of the mountains, Godly’s work brings its viewer to the summit of magnanimous proportions, giving over his canvases to the all consuming elements of nature.