From the artist:
My current work is a reflection of my own personal memories, inspiration, longing, and lust. Through cycles of repression and displacement, painting is my way of stepping through the looking glass. Relying heavily on the human figure as my subject matter, fragments of dream and memory are refracted through a filter of emotion that is central to the theme of my work.
My works concentrate on the emotional foundations of cognition. Through this process, layers of pencil and paint are transformed, reduced, elaborated, stored, and recovered — until a ephemeral balance is struck between deconstruction and evolution. The figure dissolves back into the tempest abstraction from which it emerges. This end result doesn’t offer resolution, or even a calculated narrative. Instead, it offers the viewer to connect the dots through their own sensation and perception.
Chuck Tingley lives and works in Buffalo, NY, where he received a BFA in painting at Buffalo State College. Working in mixed media on canvas and found objects, Tingley combines abstraction and figuration in his paintings to develop distinctly contemporary works. Tingley has exhibited in both solo and group shows in NY and his work can be found in private collections throughout the country.