Charles Kacin
Santa Fe, New Mexico

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.”

White Aria
36" x 24" , mixed media artwork
$1,600

The Essence of Fireflies
36" x 24" , mixed media artwork
$1,600

Myth of Dreams
30" x 30" , mixed media artwork
$1,700


Music through Static
24" x 24" , mixed media artwork
$1,250

Red/Ochre Salsa
36" x 36" , mixed media artwork
$1,950

Heart of Letting Go
24" x 30" , mixed media artwork
$1,475


Shifting Blue Daybreak
30" x 24" , mixed media artwork
$1,475

Detaching
24" x 24" , mixed media artwork
$1,250

Red Floral Improv
30" x 24" , mixed media artwork
$1,475


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