Charles Wish‘s style is quite refreshing. It’s especially appealing because he tends to not overdo it with color. Phenomenal line work meshed with brilliant subject matter. Kinda makes you wanna watch Fantastic Planet again. It’s gotta be that LA vibe.
Charles Wish is an American artist best known for visually fusing American Regionalist imagery with 16th – 19th century South-Asian motifs.
Citing artists like Wood and Benton (as well the anonymous artisans of a foreign, primal world) Wish thoughtfully combines the esoteric ontology of a nonage civilization with some of rural-America’s most selfsame symbols and scenes.
There are two major themes which stand out in my work: “The first is cultural appropriation. In my opinion some of man’s best achievements arise when one remains in touch with ones cultural heritage, but also allows the cultures of others to accentuate it. The second theme is the balancing and positive administration of ideologies which are often inherent in the American psyche.”
Described as “surregional” and “ethnoeccentric”, Wish’s paintings are dedicated to all who daydream about defining cultural identity in America today.