A City Surreal


Where does reality break down I ask, as I allow myself to break the very rules I designed my work around... I can color inside the lines exquisitely, but that can only take us so far. So, I push beyond the boundaries of technical excellence for myself. I can always dumb my work down to fit the taste of the layman, but that’s a business model that destroys the soul of an artist. I could ask for opinions on this one, but I already know the scrutiny some would put me through for breaking the 4th wall. There are times when only the artist knows what’s best. Let’s break some rules together and create a portrait on the edge where fiction and reality fight like a city surreal with abstract light.
— Charles Maring