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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Stand of Pines by Charlie Spear


Clean Slate by Charlie Spear


Trash Day on N. Buckheimer Street by Charlie Spear


The Old Weaver Hosue by Charlie Spear


Mr.Spock by Charlie Spear


Goodbye Leonard Nimoy by Charlie Spear


Twirling Gulls by the Briny Sea at Anam Cara by Charlie Spear


Lines by Charlie Spear


Lake in the Woods by Charlie Spear


Behind the Times by Charlie Spear


RekoN-CiliA-ShuN Sci-fi novel Cover art by Charlie Spear


Upper Lake Clay Deposit by Charlie Spear


Camp Wayne Reveille by Charlie Spear


Crows Over a Wheat Field by Charlie Spear


Camp Wayne Caretakers House by Charlie Spear


Lady of the House by Charlie Spear


March 2015 by Charlie Spear


Back Road to Hilly House by Charlie Spear


Kranings Yards and Taxidermy by Charlie Spear


Reggies Place by Charlie Spear


From a Window by Charlie Spear


The White House and The Dark Green Pines by Charlie Spear


Made in the USA by Charlie Spear


Starry Night on Gimball Street by Charlie Spear

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