Charles Smith - Fine Artist

Charles Smith

Chicago, Il - United States

 
 
 

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Charles Smith

Chicago, Il - United States

Charles Smith - Fine Artist

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I was born in Shaw Mississippi, and raised in Chicago Illinois on Englewood South Side. My love for art like most artists began at an early age. My father spoke of a time when I was a little boy about three or four, playing on the floor with paints and paper creating my own style of art. My mother thought I was making a mess while my father said “he will be a great artist one day.” I attended Benjamin Banneker Grammar School. It was here that I learn I could make money off of my art, selling drawings of super heroes like Spiderman, Daredevil and the Hulk. My popularity grew and I became the boy that could draw anything, which helped with my lunch money. My artwork is my experiences of life's realities and opportunities for me to use my creative skills and personal insights. I use my creative skills to create innovative and attractive designs that have generated a strong demand in Englewood South Side in the past. I enjoy challenging work where I can utilize my abilities that I have developed through my life’s experiences and education, always with the opportunity for professional growth based on my performances. I have had the opportunity to work with such artists like, Samuel Akainyah, Scott Butler and The Summervilles. I have an honorable mention from K.K.C. and C.S.U. arts Departments. I have an Associate Degree in Applied Science from Kennedy King College and a Bachelor of Art from Chicago State University. I have worked at Little Black Pear Art & Design Center as a Clay Instructor, a Photo Technician for Potter Studio, a Silk Screener for General Loose Leaf and a Paste-Up Artist for Arco Garment Printers. Today I am move focus on making masks of digital form and 3-D. I have created 16 masks in 3-D form and over 20 in digital form. I was inspired by Dan Parker’s (author of African Art The Diaspora and Beyond) class at Chicago State University. And influenced by studies of multiple African cultures. I have developed a visual hybrid of these cultures, combining many of the features from multiple cultures that tie in with stories adapting new folklore with my masks.


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Charles Smith - Upon This Rock

Upon This Rock

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Charles Smith - Think Free

Think Free

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Charles Smith - The Yellow Mask

The Yellow Mask

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Charles Smith - The Pisces

The Pisces

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Charles Smith - Sister Divine.psd

Sister Divine.psd

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Charles Smith - Refections of Rashu

Refections of Rashu

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Charles Smith - Queen Renea

Queen Renea

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Charles Smith - Dogon Pony

Dogon Pony

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Charles Smith - Orgime Mask

Orgime Mask

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Charles Smith - Obaci Mask

Obaci Mask

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Charles Smith - Monster of Love

Monster of Love

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Charles Smith - Midnight Crane

Midnight Crane

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Charles Smith - Limboda of The Future

Limboda of The Future

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Charles Smith - Limboda of The Present
Charles Smith - Headdress Mask

Headdress Mask

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Charles Smith - Green Dogon

Green Dogon

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Charles Smith - Elleba

Elleba

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Charles Smith - Firerac

Firerac

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Charles Smith - Elvin

Elvin

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Charles Smith - Elleba Mask

Elleba Mask

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Charles Smith - Eja Mask

Eja Mask

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Charles Smith - Domaray Bird of Death

Domaray Bird of Death

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Charles Smith - Darkin

Darkin

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Charles Smith - Broci Unchain

Broci Unchain

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