Color, Form & Meaning
6/2020 Charles Carver
The included galleries below explore color and form relationships as they rapidly coalesce with a short period of latency into a stable image. In the Pop Goes The Culture subset the 'meaning' that each composition possesses for naive sense perception is vacuous and even cheerful by virtue of these relations, regardless of any ambiguity that is introduced by the participation of object forms and emergent figures into a seeming narrative. The narratives appear, in fact, to be led by those color relationships regardless of a basic ambiguity of context. A series of related (digital) paintings are exhibited together into an animated narrative, thereby increasing the reinforcement that "a" narrative brings to the basic relationship and the establishment of an overall affective tone. In some cases, although the paintings are exhibited in a fully articulated narrative and consist of fully articulated object forms and figures, they still collectively work on our perceptual apparatus to invite scrutiny or take us down a different path than that seemingly suggested. Scroll down to get started. If you're using your smartphone to survey the site quickly, please remember that the work is designed for high quality printmaking and large format viewing. Check it out on a larger monitor when you can. (Be advised, the animations require a slight pause to render at full screen before viewing. They're well worth the slight pause, however).
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Digital Fine Art Color Galleries
note! the galleries below are digital fine-art; for fantasy art/d&D illustrations select image
Pop Goes The Culture
Animations of digital paintings by charles carver
Composite painting by charles carver
Charles continues to refine his techniques via two basic thrusts: (1) investigation of the dynamic relationships that unfold in object-rich environments, including the immediate selection of form and meaning early in the perceptual process (see gallery above), and (2) develop digital painting and illustration techniques that retain the physicality of hand-crafted sketches and paintings by inviting additional work following professional printmaking.
take the sintra walk
(previous thumbnail) and then immerse into a series of digital paintings (next thumb)
Animations of digital Art series
Some art & animations formatted for vertical mobile viewing on instagram
Charles H Carver