Charlie Spear - Fine Artist

Charlie Spear

Peru, IN - United States








Charlie Spear

Peru, IN - United States

Charlie Spear - Fine Artist

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About Charlie Spear

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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.

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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.

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Overcast and the Necessary by Charlie Spear


Blanco y Verde by Charlie Spear


Cutting Firewood from Felled Aspen by Charlie Spear


Threatening Weather by Charlie Spear


Under the PINES by Charlie Spear


Red Wings by Charlie Spear


June Wheat and Tiger Lillies plein air by Charlie Spear


Storm Damage by Charlie Spear


Drizzle and Dawn by Charlie Spear


Remnants Slab and Steps by Charlie Spear


Art Takes Paris by Charlie Spear


Where the road Ends series no.2 by Charlie Spear


Where the Road Ends series no.1 by Charlie Spear


The End of the Walk by Charlie Spear


Roen by Charlie Spear


Kierlin Gorge by Charlie Spear


Firelanes by Charlie Spear


Eyes of Narcissis by Charlie Spear


Atlantis Map by Charlie Spear


Yellow All Over by Charlie Spear


The Marriage of Figaro Floral Aria by Charlie Spear


Lovers lane Trailer Court by Charlie Spear


Parked Years Ago by Charlie Spear


White Tail Falls by Charlie Spear

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