Charlie Spear - Fine Artist

Charlie Spear

Peru, IN - United States

 
 
 

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Charlie Spear

Peru, IN - United States

Charlie Spear - Fine Artist

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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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Paw Paw Pike Pastroral by Charlie Spear

 

March Thaw by Charlie Spear

 

My Scion Xb by Charlie Spear

 

Eel through the Sycamores by Charlie Spear

 

Everyday heroes No.2 John by Charlie Spear

 

Everyday Heroes No.1 Dick and Tom by Charlie Spear

 

Bursting Creek in Maconaquah Park by Charlie Spear

 

Beautiful South Lake Michigan with Gulls by Charlie Spear

 

View Across Lake Shafer by Charlie Spear

 

Field of Sunrises by Charlie Spear

 

Constables Reign by Charlie Spear

 

Pond of Light by Charlie Spear

 

First Outing Plein air by Charlie Spear

 

Raders Pond Day Break by Charlie Spear

 

A Cup of Woe by Charlie Spear

 

Eeel River Bridge Winter Thaw by Charlie Spear

 

Oscar's Place Pueblo CO by Charlie Spear

 

Tool Shed Spring Cleaning by Charlie Spear

 

More Snow Tonight by Charlie Spear

 

A Light In The Forest by Charlie Spear

 

Matthew 25 6 by Charlie Spear

 

Pond Series 3 by Charlie Spear

 

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