Ed Charbonneau

Ed is a painter working in St. Paul. He started his career painting murals for local restaurants, and pursued a BFA from the College of Visual Arts and an MFA from MCAD. Ed is now an adjunct faculty member at both schools, and continues to paint murals on commission as well as his own work.

In this show, we’re excited to have a few really unique smaller-scale pieces of Ed’s: this series of Noticeable Self-Portrait in neon are an exciting diversion from many of Ed’s larger abstract canvases.

Noticeable Self-Portrait

Ed works in series, often iterating on one color, motif or image time and again. He’s not afraid to challenge or push a medium: some of his current work involves layering acrylic paint between sheets of plastic, turning the canvas and allowing the paint to run and drip as it (slowly) dries. His Self-Portrait series uses a variety of graphite, stencil and lettering over canvas or sheets of acrylic. Ed did his first Self-Portrait in 2009, and has recently renewed his interest in the subject.

Noticeable Self-Portrait

Noticeable Self-Portrait

To view more of Ed’s recent work, visit his Flickr photo stream. Ed also has work on Gallery Gray.

All images used with permission of the artist.

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About jakensok

Arts enthusiast showing visual art and furniture design in a pop-up shop in St. Paul, MN, spring of 2012.

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