CHARLES WESLEY
New York, New York - United States



Original Artworks (20)

Charles Wesley; Hiding From Bliss, 2011, Original Painting Oil, 42 x 38 inches. Artwork description: 241  This is a pictorial representation of the Buddhist belief that our real mind is without stain, in a state a bliss and with a nature of compassion and that the mind we operate with now is really just confusion and obscuration, consisting of fear ( despite that our ...
Charles Wesley
Original Oil Painting, 2011
42 x 38 inches (106.7 x 96.5 cm)
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Charles Wesley; Lessons In Freedom, 1989, Original Painting Acrylic, 30 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241  Is there really freedom?  Does anyone want it really?  Can we take lessons? ...
Charles Wesley
Original Acrylic Painting, 1989
30 x 24 inches (76.2 x 61.0 cm)
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Charles Wesley; Kafka, 1992, Original Painting Acrylic, 24 x 40 inches. Artwork description: 241  This was the last of the paintings where I painted images onto a white background almost with a collage mentality.  It gave me a lot of freedom but by now I had grown tired of it. ...
Charles Wesley
Original Acrylic Painting, 1992
24 x 40 inches (61.0 x 101.6 cm)
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Charles Wesley; Awakening, 1989, Original Painting Acrylic, 24 x 32 inches. Artwork description: 241  It's amazing how many of my old paintings seem to have a Buddhist theme even before I started studying Buddhism ...
Charles Wesley
Original Acrylic Painting, 1989
24 x 32 inches (61.0 x 81.3 cm)
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Charles Wesley; Reach, 1992, Original Painting Acrylic, 24 x 30 inches. Artwork description: 241  Still here using painted images in a collage- like way on a white background.  I worked this way for a few years. ...
Charles Wesley
Original Acrylic Painting, 1992
24 x 30 inches (61.0 x 76.2 cm)
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Charles Wesley; Earth: Jenny Snider, 1990, Original Painting Acrylic, 24 x 32 inches. Artwork description: 241   Part of a series of paintings I did that included portraits of friends.  Losely painting various images on a roughly gessoed background so that the painting gives collage- like impression. Jenny was my painting teacher from Columbia Univerity ...
Charles Wesley
Original Acrylic Painting, 1990
24 x 32 inches (61.0 x 81.3 cm)
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Charles Wesley; Cerberus William Kramer, 1990, Original Painting Acrylic, 32 x 32 inches. Artwork description: 241  Part of a series of paintings I did that included portraits of friends.  Losely painting various images on a roughly gessoed background so that the painting gives collage- like impression. ...
Charles Wesley
Original Acrylic Painting, 1990
32 x 32 inches (81.3 x 81.3 cm)
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Charles Wesley; Perusal, 1993, Original Painting Acrylic, 32 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241   1/ 30/ 93 A little loud and colorful for this time period.   ...
Charles Wesley
Original Acrylic Painting, 1993
32 x 24 inches (81.3 x 61.0 cm)
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Charles Wesley; Sphinx For Joan Brown, 1993, Original Painting Acrylic, 32 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241  6/ 15/ 93 Typical of my extreme minimal style of the period.  A painting dedicated to my teacher who had died in an accident. ...
Charles Wesley
Original Acrylic Painting, 1993
32 x 24 inches (81.3 x 61.0 cm)
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Charles Wesley; Not The Bees Knees, 1994, Original Painting Acrylic, 30 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241  4/ 11/ 94 I'm not even sure if this is a painting or what.  It' s comical and at the same time scary. ...
Charles Wesley
Original Acrylic Painting, 1994
30 x 24 inches (76.2 x 61.0 cm)
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Charles Wesley; The Shoe Fits, 1996, Original Painting Acrylic, 9 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241  2/ 21/ 96  This is the early invisible painting period when I was allowing the images to arise from the monochrome field without any proconceived notion about what would come out.   ...
Charles Wesley
Original Acrylic Painting, 1996
9 x 12 inches (22.9 x 30.5 cm)
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Charles Wesley; Step Back, 1996, Original Painting Acrylic, 18 x 17 inches. Artwork description: 241  3/ 19/ 96  This is the early invisible painting period when I was allowing the images to arise from the monochrome field without any proconceived notion about what would come out.  The image drifts onto the frame and is trapezoidal. And I'm sorry, but I see ...
Charles Wesley
Original Acrylic Painting, 1996
18 x 17 inches (45.7 x 43.2 cm)
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Charles Wesley; Tell It Slant, 1999, Original Painting Oil, 8 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241  11/ 8/ 99  This is the second most taxing painting for the viewer I have ever painted.  One side of the painting needs to be viewed horizontally and the other side vertically.   It was Emily Dickinson who said, Tell the Truth, but Tell it Slant. ...
Charles Wesley
Original Oil Painting, 1999
8 x 12 inches (20.3 x 30.5 cm)
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Charles Wesley; The Middle Way, 2000, Original Painting Oil, 14 x 13 inches. Artwork description: 241  10/ 27/ 00  I love going out and finding in garbage on the street an old beat up board with holes in it and then trying to make it beautiful and meaningful.  I love this big head of my friend Darrell with Nosferatu coming out of the ...
Charles Wesley
Original Oil Painting, 2000
14 x 13 inches (35.6 x 33.0 cm)
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Charles Wesley; We Forget, 2002, Original Drawing Pencil, 9 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241   4/ 1/ 02 I'm not really sure if there is actually memory.   ...
Charles Wesley
Original Pencil Drawing, 2002
9 x 12 inches (22.9 x 30.5 cm)
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Charles Wesley; Charles: Self Portrait: Yellow, 1998, Original Painting Oil, 20 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241  9/ 25/ 98 Self Portrait painted in this minimalist invisible style that I was working with during this time. ...
Charles Wesley
Original Oil Painting, 1998
20 x 12 inches (50.8 x 30.5 cm)
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Charles Wesley; Skinhead, 2002, Original Drawing Pencil, 12 x 9 inches. Artwork description: 241  Just trying out a set of colored pencils I bought myself. ...
Charles Wesley
Original Pencil Drawing, 2002
12 x 9 inches (30.5 x 22.9 cm)
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Charles Wesley; Ronell, 2008, Original Painting Oil, 18 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241  An attempt to make a photographic portrait of a friend. ...
Charles Wesley
Original Oil Painting, 2008
18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61.0 cm)
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Charles Wesley; At Midnight, 2001, Original Painting Oil, 12 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241  Perhaps the owl of Minerva doesn't fly at all. ...
Charles Wesley
Original Oil Painting, 2001
12 x 10 inches (30.5 x 25.4 cm)
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Charles Wesley; Everyday, 2001, Original Painting Oil, 32 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241  This painting was painted for the business represented but unfortunately was accidentally destroyed. ...
Charles Wesley
Original Oil Painting, 2001
32 x 24 inches (81.3 x 61.0 cm)
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