This piece was inspired by the eroding of a painted wall over a period of time. Colors intermix and reveal other colors beneath. The abstract artwork is multi-layered with touches of copper paint and line work. The art was created with acrylic paint, charcoal, and graphite using various brushes, paint rollers, rags, and even my bare hands. The painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished black edges. It comes ready to hang.

- Charles Kacin


Acrylic paint, charcoal and graphite on stretched canvas

Signed on back

24" h x 24" w x 1.5" d
4 lbs. 0 oz.



Charles Kacin
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Getting to Know Charles

Santa Fe-based artist Charles Kacin creates abstract artwork that resemble the natural weathering of surfaces. Charles studies the interaction of various materials and their resulting surface texture. Inspired by natural processes, his artistic process involves both creation and destruction. To begin a work, he layers acrylic paint, oil pastels, charcoal and graphite. Then, he uses sandpaper, pencils, screwdrivers, scrapers and even electric sanders to distress the surfaces of his work. While he controls the physical aspect of the paintings, he leaves emotional interpretations to the viewer. He says, “My work invites the viewer to make their own reality from the shapes, forms, and colors I present on the canvas.”