Mineral Pigments, Gold on Kumohada
Gold, Silver, Mineral Pigments on Kumohada
Mineral Pigments, silver, gold on Kumohada
Exhibited at Dillon Gallery in 2008, and at Gallery Exit in Hong Kong in 2009-2010, Charis uses over a thousand sheets of Japanese gold foils in multiple layers over mineral pigment gestures. Dillon Gallery press release notes:
"In homage to Willem de Kooning, gold moves in a dispersed, gestured movement. His interest in abstraction is in the essentiation of reality, which he believes, de Kooning was interested in as well. In that search, he creates space that is both flat and spatial. Gold is that paradox: it creates space (by being semi-transparent) and remains flat (by being mirror-like) at the same time. Perhaps the only way that an 'essential flatness' can be full of created space is by using gold."
Currently on exhibit at Sato Museum, Tokyo.