Charles Jupiter Hamilton at Charleston Ballet
Charles Jupiter Hamilton will be the Charleston Ballet’s featured artist during ArtWalk Thursday, Oct. 20.
Hamilton creates captivating acrylic canvases, hand-built sculptures, carved and painted wood wall reliefs and self-pulled block prints that combine the vitality of contemporary art with a rich and resonant figurative imagery. Highly expressive and known for a satirical visual humor; his conflicting colors, elaborate patterns and painterly casualness, come together in a kind of "new world primitivism."
Hamilton's popular visions of an art life are laced with his gonzo enthusiasm, child like mischief, and an eye full of wild weather.