When Fog Chases NightCharles Kacin
Acrylic paint, oil pastel, crayon, graphite on Stretched canvas
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on back
30 " h x 24 " w x 1.5 " d |4 lbs. 5 oz.
This mixed media painting was inspired by an early morning walk along a mountain path. "With soft tones of grey and taupe, the fog rolled in to chase away the night," Charles remembers of the experience. Soft, neutral colors contrast with inky black tones, creating a dense visual journey.
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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.”