An exploration of the caves in France show the paintings of ancient man. The rich colors of the earth glow in the light of the explorers lanterns. Silk tissue and molding pastes create the textures.

- Charles Kacin


Acrylic paint, silk tissue, charcoal, oil pastel on stretched canvas
Finished black edges
Varnished and Ready to hang

Signed on back

48" h x 30" w x 1.5" d
8 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.”