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S. Charto(1956, Montreal, Canada) makes paintings, photos and drawings. By taking daily like as subject matter while commenting on the everyday aesthetic of middle class values, Charto often creates work using creative game tactics, but these are never permissive. Play is a serious matter during the game, different rules apply than in everyday life and even everyday objects undergo transubstantiation. Her paintings are characterised by the use of everyday objects in an atmosphere of middle class mentality in which recognition plays an important role. S. Charto currently lives and works in Cote Saint Luc
S. Charto isn't writing no artist statement - just look at the damn paintings - its just dogs.
People say it's nice to have a hobby that you enjoy. Painting is not enjoyable. It takes work and it is frustrating and it is always on your mind. You fall in love with your work and the next day you hate it. You can't understand why you can't make it work. The blank canvas taunts you. Painting is not for sissies.
I work in my dark basement and I feel like I am a very lucky person. I have my own place to go to every day. I am surrounded by blank canvasesses, brushes and an easel. Every once in awhile my muse comes down and insists on a walk. I take her out for a run and we sometimes meet other dogs. I ask the owners if I can take a picture of their dog and I have never been refused - everyone is thrilled that a stranger recognizes the joy and beauty they see in these marvellous creatures.
I paint dogs and I am a very lucky person.
You are very good. Your paintings have a lot of warmth and kindness.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for comment - it means a lot to meReplyDelete
just dogs? don't think so!ReplyDelete
have seen some amazing shoes and other subjects. but your dogs are fantastic!
Thanks Sharron -Delete