ARTisSpectrum Vol. 31, May 2014 - page 11

ARTisSpectrum | Volume 31 |
Conrardy paints purely
abstract works that are
carefully scrubbed of
any allusion to or echo
of real world images.
Corrugated Lines Mixed Media on Canvas 48” x 36”
Uneasy Twist Mixed Media on Canvas 48” x 36”
Because the paintings have no recognizable earthly signifiers,
they are able to simultaneously be flat and contain infinite
space. The viewer is drawn in and must begin to speak the
wordless, depthless language of the work – the language
of Conrardy’s aesthetic. Though the compositions are free-
form and amorphous, there is always something for the
eye to rest on. Focal points emerge from nothing but visual
Charles Conrardy was born in Racine, Wisconsin and spent
many years in California before settling in Prescott, Arizona.
He has experimented with numerous painting styles, from
Cubism to traditional Realism. He is a veteran of the Air
Force and a lifelong artist.
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