We’re spoiled by colour. It’s everwhere we glance, brilliant colours to draw our consideration. Many up to date painters make some extent of utilizing brilliant, vibrant colours to just do that. There’s nothing inherently incorrect with that, however typically we miss noticing the opposite traits of portray that we take as a right.
Charlie Hunter is a painter from Vremont who strips away the floor of brilliant colour and divulges the bones of excellent portray: worth. His work make it clear that worth is what carries the load in portray, and colour is the icing on the cake.
Maybe I’m mixing my metaphors, however a have a look at a few of the work I’ve used as examples, above, ought to clarify what I’m speaking about; they’re so robust and full of their monochromatic view of the world. Hunter does occassionaly add a contact of colour to a few of his work, however his traditional addition to the worth statements is his great use of texture.
Charlie Hunter’s work shall be on show in a solo present at William Baczek Fine Arts in Northhampton, MA from Saturday, October 14 to November 11, 2023. The opening is Saturday, October 14 from 4:00 to six:00 pm.
You possibly can see extra of his work on the gallery’s ongoing page for him, in addition to on a few of the different websites linked beneath.
For extra, see my earlier publish on Charlie Hunter (from 2013).