Hybenova writes: "Steven Charles’ soul probably looks something like his art. It’s colorful, lively and giggling at a bunch of insider jokes. If you look closely and patiently you will see hundreds of amazing details and colors. A 'lightness of being,' his colorful schemes that stroke one’s soul, little provocations by orange fur here and there, some tickling glitter – Steven Charles is an analogue child who discovered the 8-bit world of the first PC."
Zachary Keeting and Christopher Joy talk to painter Steven Charles at his recent exhibition Things That Fell Out of My Pocket at Associated Gallery, Bushwick, Brooklyn.
Charles remarks: "I am avaricious about seeing. I am an absolute cannibal. It's not just painting; it's music; it's books... I'm trying in my paintings, I think, to approximate that experience of being hungry." He continues, noting "when I make my own paintings... something that ended the last painting, a gestural mark or a technique, will start the next painting. But it's never enough... I'm not an idea artist; I'm a process artist. I think there's a big difference there. I don't know what these things are going to look like when I start. I don't want to know... I start them knowing that what I'm starting them with isn't going to work. So when I get in that work I've got to surprise myself, and it's really hard to surprise yourself if you're really honest."
Edited by artist Brett Baker, Painters' Table highlights writing from the painting blogosphere as it is published and serves as a platform for exploring blogs that focus primarily on the subject of painting.