Midnight Oil took place Friday, April 1st, 2022 from 9pm-12am at Sanman Studios located at 1109 Providence St., Houston, Texas, 77002. Midnight Oil serves as a portal into Charles’ mind, each painting a representation of how the passage of time and the subjectivity of each individual’s personal perception shapes our reality. Sponsored by Highway Vodka
About Midnight Oil
This series serves as a portal into Charles’ mind, each painting a representation of how the passage of time and the subjectivity of each individual’s personal perception shapes our reality. Charles often slept in his studio after long nights devoted to transferring his vision onto canvas, the layers of paint mirroring the layers of emotional weight these moments in time hold in his mind. The vibrant backgrounds highlight haunting black figures represented in muted neutral tones. The deliberate application of color in combination with intentional use of texture imply movement. He deftly manipulates the elements of art like an alchemist, melding them into creations that enable not only his self reflection, but that of the viewer. This space, once filled with the works is transfigured into a hall of his memories, an altar to his past in order to embrace his future. Beauty is preserved and psychological wounds are healed through the process of painting, Blurred figures, warped faces time distorted we receive the privilege.