Charlie Spear Fine Art Painting

 
 
 

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Charlie Spear

Charlie Spear Fine Art Painting

Peru, IN

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Charlie Spear was born in 1948 in the Midwest. The era of Modern Art was in full swing with the Sixties generating an artistic smorgasbord of art styles and new media. Much of his early career was spent learning about art through teaching art. His imagery grew out of early television and graphic media. Spear paints both as a landscape painter and an abstractionist which characterizes his ecclectic tendencies. Philip Guston has had an influence on his art of recent. Exploring the art media's physical qualities is an important element in his style coupled with an atavistic love of an expressionistic drawing style. The result is a charged surface of automatic line energy and raw cartoon color expressionism.

His work is a reflection of familiar events in a life among those six individuals who connect him to the larger human population. His imprinting from childhood via the funnies, hero/heroine-comic books and 'good against evil' Cartoon movies are mostly the visual underpinnings of his work. When I paint and draw enough concrete imagery remains to call the ideas expressed : 'Illusionary Prose.'Recent inspirations have been drawing elements from the classical figure tradition. I find in these latter works simplicity and boldness of thought persistent with the classical beauty of the 'drawn line.'

Recent work is based on the hyperbole and caricature as a vehicle for satire, humor, and wonder. He uses exaggeration of anatomy and landscape elements to emphasize a range of elemental emotions of expression i.e. recognition and cognitive reactions to familiar behaviors and places with a price of ownership.



His recent art has moved towards graphic imagery reminiscent of 1950-60 comics. His landscapes are quiet and solitary. Humor and satire are evident in his paintings in which people are the subject.

 

The Bottle Tree by Charlie Spear

 

Head for Shelter by Charlie Spear

 

Cabin in the Woods by Charlie Spear

 

Looking Across Upper Lake Camp Wayne by Charlie Spear

 

After Cezanne Tanna's Lane by Charlie Spear

 

Emperor Lilies after Monet Series No 3 by Charlie Spear

 

Emperor Lilies after Monet Series No 2 by Charlie Spear

 

Emperor Lilies after Monet Series No 1 by Charlie Spear

 

The White House on the Pike by Charlie Spear

 

The Doberman Pen by Charlie Spear

 

The Whoosh of the Grain Train by Charlie Spear

 

Bosco de Gama by Charlie Spear

 

A Taco Juans Monday on the Overpass by Charlie Spear

 

A Wet Heat Day by Charlie Spear

 

Skywards Awakening by Charlie Spear

 

On the Brick Road Up the Hill by Charlie Spear

 

Ardith Reeds Place by Charlie Spear

 

Todays Waiting passengers at the Inner Urban by Charlie Spear

 

Railroad Yard Business by Charlie Spear

 

Sun Dew by Charlie Spear

 

River Birch Reach for the Sky by Charlie Spear

 

Storm Torn Wild Cherry by Charlie Spear

 

Field of Dreams by Charlie Spear

 

Frightening Comic Book Pages by Charlie Spear

 

Rigel I I by Charlie Spear

 

Break by Charlie Spear

 

My Grandfathers Land by Charlie Spear

 

Summer Hay Rolls by Charlie Spear

 

Red Light Green Light by Charlie Spear

 

Ending Night Shift at the Hudson Factory by Charlie Spear

 

Just Up the Road by Charlie Spear

 

Red Sun in Morning Sailors Take Warning by Charlie Spear

 

Nickel Plate Trail by Charlie Spear

 

Retreat Parma by Charlie Spear

 

Old Pipe Factory Yard by Charlie Spear

 

Firefly Dusk by Charlie Spear

 

The Old Pipe Works by Charlie Spear

 

The Stage is Set by Charlie Spear

 

The Warming Sun by Charlie Spear

 

Chartreuse Hum by Charlie Spear

 

The Obfuscation of Space by Charlie Spear

 

The Red House on Wampole Street Bad Mosquito Evening by Charlie Spear

 

An Eagle on the18th by Charlie Spear

 

Running Away detail by Charlie Spear

 

Running Away But Not Escaping by Charlie Spear

 

Park Shadows and Lights by Charlie Spear

 

Hilly House Revisited by Charlie Spear

 

Overcast and the Necessary by Charlie Spear