Nestor Charneco: Light and Dense Textures at Flickr

Nestor Charneco's, My friend Darlene Charneco, who has been a constant source of inspiration, recently introduced me to the work of her father, the painter Nestor Charneco. I can’t wait to see these lush, saturated works in person some day. The convergence of utopian visions, cultural heritage, and flesh as subject result in some very beguiling works that, on occasion, simultaneously repulse and compel. I love the intensely clay-like sculptural and tactile effect he achieves. Combines with the lightly dispatched turquoise elements, many of his works achieve a distinctly southwestern feel.

Here is a snip from Nestor’s Flickr site:

Most of my artwork is mixed-media acrylic collage which rely heavily on texture for a sculptural/tactile effect. Themes can range from the purely abstract to semi-realistic with overtones of history, archaeology, geology, as well as some surrealistic aspects. Most are done on canvas, while others use wood or board as support. Sizes vary from 12″ to 5 feet.

Thank you Darlene!

We own two of Mr. Charneco’s paintings from the early ’80s in New York City, where we understood he was an illustrator at the time. A mountain lion drinks from a rocky pool in one and the other shows a basket of apples at the base of a tree. Both are favorites of ours and they hang in our house. Fred..

Fred, nice to hear that you know Mr Charneco and have been a part of his career. His daughter is also an accomplished artist in wonderfully sculptural paintings. Do you collect now in Vermont?

Mr. Hard,
Quite a pleasant surprise to see your response at Mr. Torres’Mixedmedia site. I’m very pleased to know you still own two of my early works and consider them among your favorites. As you know, times and places change for everyone. I have moved to Florida and my daughter, Darlene, has continued with her wonderful art in the New York area. I would love to hear from you more often as to your current interest in art: subject matter, style, artistic sensibilities, etc.
I invite you to visit my photostream at http://www.flickr.com/photos/nesart to view my latest trend in mixedmedia collages and to post any comments, as well as to savor what other creatives worldwide are bringing to the art scene.
With deep appreciation, Nestor

  • lhtorres says:

    Fred, nice to hear that you know Mr Charneco and have been a part of his career. His daughter is also an accomplished artist in wonderfully sculptural paintings. Do you collect now in Vermont?

  • ncharneco says:

    Mr. Hard,
    Quite a pleasant surprise to see your response at Mr. Torres’Mixedmedia site. I’m very pleased to know you still own two of my early works and consider them among your favorites. As you know, times and places change for everyone. I have moved to Florida and my daughter, Darlene, has continued with her wonderful art in the New York area. I would love to hear from you more often as to your current interest in art: subject matter, style, artistic sensibilities, etc.
    I invite you to visit my photostream at http://www.flickr.com/photos/nesart to view my latest trend in mixedmedia collages and to post any comments, as well as to savor what other creatives worldwide are bringing to the art scene.
    With deep appreciation, Nestor

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