Charles Seerey’s work explores a personal artistic interaction with historical and contemporary images as a way of creating a distinctive pictorial reality. The paintings consist of a predetermined vocabulary of signs and elements to create a unified thematic core for the artwork.
The paintings that I am currently making consist of a predetermined vocabulary of signs and elements, to create a unified thematic core for the artwork. Using a contemplative process — appropriating, revising and transposing—I create multi-layered images in which ensuing layers partially conceal yet integrate with preceding layers. I aspire to make artwork that exhibits a quality of balanced intensity with carefully detailed statements of color, space and thematic complexity.
Charles Seerey has lived and worked in Sacramento, California for over 20 years. He is originally from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma but has lived in New York, Texas and New Mexico before moving to Northern California. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, Studio Art with an emphasis in Painting and Drawing, from Stephen F. Austin State University, Texas.