An Interview with Charles Gulbrandsen
"Out Of The Blue"
80" h x 48" w
Stanley Philoche Collection
410 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT
The Gallery at Ridgefield Library
472 Main Street Ridgefield, CT
Rene Soto Gallery
1 Wall Street, Norwalk, CT
My painting process evolves by alternating layers of opacity and translucency. Described by many as either distant nebulae or firing neurons, these luminous layers of interconnectivity seem to be part of the natural world and yet somehow, other. Undulating structures emerge from these luminous nebulae in a light which is emitted, rather than cast, revealing a form which describes rather than defines. Together, they address this odd encounter between the natural and perceived world by making no reference to scale and eliminating the distinction between light and space.
As a result, my paintings hang like questions rather than statements and hopefully, they will provoke an engagement with the viewer that will resonate well beyond that initial encounter.
Charles Gulbrandsen 2023