Blue Song IICharles Kacin
Acrylic paint, oil pastel, charcoal, graphite, handmade paper on Stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on back
24 " h x 24 " w x 1.5 " d |4 lbs. 0 oz.
Charles explains that he began this artwork with handmade paper that he painted and applied to the canvas, and then distressed. "Multiple layers of paint were sanded and repainted giving the surface much history," he says. "I was inspired to paint this as I looked up at the sky with the sun breaking through hazy clouds." Crisp blues complemented by warm yellows and contrasted with deep blacks.
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.”