Charles Geiger
UT-6449-16
2016

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This recent work continues his series “Quasibotanics”. This somewhat surrealist approach to painting uses botanical or quasi-botanical imagery of leaves, trees, and rhizomes forms as an organic painterly lexicon.

Currently his ideological position moves from an apocalyptic to a post-apocalyptic vision, with a more assertive role in the process of renewal and healing. The human beings’ negative impact on the larger biome is at a critical juncture where perhaps the artist, acting as shaman or as an invocateur is now needed. From prehistoric cave depictions to this present age of Anthropocene, Geiger’s quasi-botanical paintings are a painter’s ecstatic bridge to the environment.

As pictorial metaphor, expansive networks of leaves and rhizomes are depicted in a continuous process of breaking and reconnecting. The botanic gestures reflect a life-process where natural systems (biomes) flow, converge and teeter back and forth between entropy and order.

This botanic grammar ritualizes inside a dual-dimensioned or interstitial landscape. It operates as an inaudible organic vocabulary within a unique pictorial space somewhere between the visually very large and the visually very small. Here the rhizome is a metaphor about connections and disconnections within the larger biome. Patterning processes interweave the life-affirming energy of sprouting leaves and regenerating rhizome forms as they reorient into new interconnecting networks.

These paintings are interior landscapes having perhaps a magical property. They are at once fluid surrealist visions and shamanistic dreamscapes that invoke absorption, renewal, and healing.

Charles Geiger studied painting at East Carolina University and Computer Science at Millersville University.

While working in a science research lab he developed an eye for the physical substructure of things, and began to incorporate scientific (primarily botanical) imagery and concepts into his paintings.

Concerned with climate change, his painting practice reinterprets Nature using scale shifts in compositions that intermix leaf, tree, and Rhizome forms into surrealist interstitial landscapes where rituals of rejuvenation, healing and hope are invoked in a practice he calls “Quasibotanics”.

Geiger paints full time in his studio in Poughkeepsie, New York. He has had numerous exhibitions throughout the greater New York metropolitan region.

His work is now in both private and public collections.

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  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Dimensions
    11 in. H x 14 in. W
  • Seller Location
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Reference Number
    LU17221793473
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