This piece was inspired by my own feelings of letting go of emotional “things.” The bright colors are in competition with the darker shapes, but yet holding their own, much like an emotional journey. The abstract work is minimal and allows the viewer to explore the surface. The art was created with acrylic paint, charcoal, oil pastel, and graphite using various brushes, paint rollers, rags, and even my bare hands. The surface is polished and feels almost like stone. The painting is on a two-inch cradled panel with oak stained edges. It comes ready to hang.

- Charles Kacin

Heart of Letting Go

Acrylic paint, charcoal, oil pastel and graphite pencil on wood

Signed on back

24" h x 30" w x 2" d
5 lbs. 9 oz.



Charles Kacin
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Getting to Know Charles

Abstract mixed-media artist Charles Kacin draws inspiration from the natural weathering and erosion of surfaces. He layers acrylic paint, oil pastels, charcoal and graphite before applying sandpaper, pencils, screwdrivers, scrapers and even electric sanders to distress the surfaces of his work. This process of creation and destruction is a personal journey that Charles explores with each new piece. The interaction of materials and resulting surface texture is a core component of Charles’s 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.”