Charles Kacin
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.”

The Essence of Fireflies
36" x 24" , mixed media artwork

Red Floral Improv
30" x 24" , mixed media artwork

Red/Ochre Salsa
36" x 36" , mixed media artwork

48" x 30" , mixed media artwork

40" x 30" , mixed media artwork

Terra Form
20" x 20" , mixed media artwork

A Drift in the Clouds
30" x 24" , mixed media artwork

A Break in the Clouds
36" x 24" , mixed media artwork

Shifting Blue Daybreak
30" x 24" , mixed media artwork

Inquire or Comment about Charles's Work

Charles Kacin 10/9/2017 | 9:37 PM

Thanks so much to taking the time to view my work. I will be adding more work shortly. Cheers, Charles Kacin

krnhersh 10/8/2017 | 1:52 PM

Love your work!!!