7″ x 10″
Enamel on metal
The idea of meditation and contemplation play a major role in the paintings of artist Craig Carlisle. His artwork, notably his Big Head series, articulates indelible images which evoke an emotional response from the viewer.
Craig creates a still-moment in his narrative art by juxtaposing recognizable elements while at the same time using minimal, sometimes flat color for the background. A complexity is built around the context of the work. The Heads he creates are anonymous, always genderless and almost child-like. Craig opts to place the focus for the viewer on the expression, thus eliminating the personal style one creates with hair or fashion.
Craig attended the Columbus College of Art and Design. He has lived and maintained studios in New York City, San Francisco and Los Angeles as well as Columbus, Ohio.
Craig’s piece “Untitled” (produced in 1995) will be featured in Art for Life on September 15. See more of his work at georgebillis.com/craig-carlisle.html.
This piece is generously donated by Jacob Neal Home Collection.