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between illusion and reality
Charles Christian Winslow works on his pieces on
location at Chateau la Chassaigne
la Chassaigne hosts an exhibition for a second time,
this summer. Jean Claude Herrera-Guttierez is presenting
twenty four paintings of Christian Winslow in his
gallery, until the sixteenth of September.
A play of colors,
symbols, themes and texture
artist, who met the gallery owner through a third party
painter Philippe Avignant, came for a short period of
residency in Thiers to paint and exhibit.
from Fletcher Christian, leader of the Bounty revolt,
Charles Christian Winslow, has preserved his
ancestor’s the taste for independence. He doesn’t
make a living from his art, therefore he is not
obligated to do any commissions, nor does he have any
pressure from art dealers.
his exhibition at la Chassaigne, he has specifically
created a few pieces. His painting draw a connection
between Americans and the people of Thiers. “He adds
metal and wood shavings to his techniques, which he
mixes with acrylic paint, and then shapes them”
explains Jean Claude Herrera-Guttierez.
with symbolic painting, the artist uses jazz, mythology,
and free masonry as his preferred themes. As well as
working with color Christian Winslow also uses Jackson
Pollock, and his well known dripping technique as some
of his references. This dripping technique on the canvas
allows him to work with different kind of brushes and
blades. Very free in his pictorial choices, Charles
Winslow also works abstractly on a few of his canvases.
play of colors, symbols, themes and texture brings his
painting to life, and his canvases express tangible
artist allows the public free interpretation of his
creation, which rests between illusion and reality and
between believing what is before one’s own eyes or
one’s personal interpretation.
Chris Winslow’s exhibition is viewable by appoint only
during the hours of operation at Chateau la Chassaigne.