Charles Marburg

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after M, 2009 Oil On Panel 26x22.5" © Charles Marburg
Piece of Cake, 2011 Oil On Panel 16"X20" © yes
Prick, 2011 Oil On Panel 22x26" © Charles Marburg
Portrait of the artist as a young man, 2012 Oil On Panel 28x24" © Yes
wry, 2011 Oil On Panel 22x26" © yes
Untitled, 2013 Oil On Panel 26x30" © Yes
Untitled, 2013 Oil On Panel 12x12" © Yes
Untitled, 2013 Oil On Panel 12x12" © Yes
Boxcar, 2013 Oil On Panel 22x22" © Yes
Untilted, 2013 Oil On Panel 18 X 18 X 1 Inches © yes
Untilted, 2013 Oil On Panel 18 X 18 X 1 Inches © yes
Untitled, 2014 Oil On Canvas 39 X 45 X 1.25 Inches © yes
Take me home, 2014 Oil On Canvas 39 X 45 X 1.25 Inches © yes
Untilted, 2014 Oil On Canvas 45 X 39 X 1.25 Inches © yes
Untilted, 2014 Oil On Panel 26 X 22 X 1.25 Inches © yes
Untilted, 2014 Oil On Panel 9.625 X 12 X 1 Inches © yes
charles marburg, 2015 0il On Panel 16x12x1" © yes
Untitled , 2015 Oil On Canvas 45" X 39" X I.25" Inches © Yes
Untitled, 2016 Oil On Canvas 13x15 Inches © Yes
Untitled, 2016 Oil On Birch Plywood 20x25x1.25"
Quick Facts
Baltimore, MD
Birth year
Lives in
New York City; Hadlyme CT
Works in
New York City; Hadlyme CT
Hunter College
Representing galleries

My paintings are the result of over twenty years of daily work in my studio; of continuous thought about image, shape, color, meaning; and of the very paint I use as an extension of myself, a conduit between my stumbling human efforts and the pale flicker of my unconscious.

I begin with a sketched image that may, or may not, relate to my extensive reading on the workings of the brain and consciousness. From this, I find a door that leads to the next question, and to the next. I love testing the boundaries of my knowledge, and seek to answer the question of what is a "good" painting. I am attempting to contribute to the conversation that goes on, consciously and unconsciously, between the work of contemporary artists, and that of past generations.

As it is my habit to read several books at once, I similarly work on several paintings in the time frame that each demands. An image, color combination, formal device may appear in one painting only to be moved to another; a mistake made here can be successful there. I put one away to wait for its time, while another moves to completion. What is completion? Balance. Gestalt. A hint of the sublime. A connection between me, the painting, and the viewer.



1977 B.A. Georgetown University, Washington D.C.
1977 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

Charles Marburg has previously exhibited at Dumbo Under the Bridge Festival, NY, The Kunsthallan, Denmark, Nicholas Davies & Co, NY, the Sylvia White Gallery, NY, the Blue Mountain Gallery, NY, Susan Street Fine Art, CA, Valerie Miller Fine Art, CA, The Swiss Institute, NY, The Drawing Center, NY, 80 Washington Square East Galleries, NY, Marymount Manhattan College, NY and the Baltimore Museum of Art, MD.

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