Charles W. Goolsby
I explore landscapes that are reshaped by human intervention. From a conceptual standpoint the subjects touch upon universal themes including solitude, death, anxiety, transience, speed, confrontation, compression, isolation, reflection, fear, and collision. The emphasis on these concerns places the work within a long tradition of Romantic American painting including artists such as Winslow Homer and Edward Hopper. At the same time, my work is created within the context of the present, a time of pluralism in terms of visual expression. My brushwork is informed by neo-expressionism. The fusion of composition, subject and paint reveals a subtle sense of discomfort.