This piece was inspired by the static music sound you hear from a radio station as it fades in and out of tune. Many times I find myself extremely focused and can “hear” my inner music loud and clear. On other days, my inner radio falls in and out of tune as my signal strength is just not enough. The subtle colors and line work of this abstract artwork ask the viewer to inspect the surface more closely. The art was created with acrylic paint, graphite, oil pastels, and ink using various brushes and sandpaper to abrade the surface. The painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished black edges. It comes ready to hang.

- Charles Kacin

Music through Static

Acrylic paint, oil pastel, ink and graphite pencil 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

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.”