Charles Carson

Charles Carson

Canadian Artist


By devising expressive gestures, Charles Carson is part of a generation of artists invigorating abstract painting today. He explores two distinct and complimentary approaches.

The first one is the Carsonism movement. It refers to the artist’s technique built around the application of swathes of colour constructed with lightly oblique touches sweep across the canvas with constant, regular movement. The artist is concerned with original application processes and finds non-classical methods to apply his subject vibrant colors.

The second one is the mosaic technique, based on the fragmentation of form and surface. In applying a unique mosaic effect to his painting formed by prominent superimpositions. His compositions explore space and highlight organizational structures. He uses a bare minimum of visual language to create his works and thus reflects about the power of painting as an action or reaction, for any given environment

Born in Montreal in 1957, Charles Carson has been devoting himself entirely to his art since 1983. Over the years he has participated in numerous exhibitions in Canada, The United States, Europe, Asia and South America. Carson has gained recognition at the international level and become known among art historians and conlsutants both for his art itself, and for his unique technique which has been termed Carsonism by these experts. Charles Carson is considered by critics to be a major contemporary Canadian artist.

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