Charles Bierk

Canadian, b. 1987, Peterborough, Canada, based in Toronto, Canada
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Title: Peter
Artist: Charles Bierk
Bierk’s hyper-realistic figurative painting brings to life the smallest detail, every hair and follicle transferred from model to canvas as the artist seeks the elemental essence and very materiality of his subject at an extraordinary scope. His system of gridding as a way to break up and examine sections of the face, as well as the overall scale of the works, recall and extend the practice of Chuck Close — as well as the landscape work of his father David Bierk — and offer a fantastic spectrum of reality based on proximity, sheer photorealism at a distance marred and adjusted by small imperfections and abstractions in the paintwork on a closer view.