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Charles Browning Creates Charming and Complicated Art

 - Jul 13, 2011
References: foundrysite & booooooom
Charles Browning is an artist with a strong ability to create art that is equally as complicated and chaotic as they are colorful and beautiful.

His illustrations offer detailed images that often feature contradictory elements. One of my favorite Charles Browning illustrations shows a pumpkin with a knife in it near a table that is covered in apples, grapes, a large vase and stretched and free flowers, and what appears to be a human skull.

Another highlight features a large fruit basket, abandoned and outdoors on a dusty, sand-like surface. The attention to detail and effervescent nature of the illustrations give his work a captivating vibe, despite lacking an obvious cohesive story or narrative.

My favorite of the Charles Browning illustrations, however, is without a doubt the ones that feature soft humor touches. His illustration of a physically spent hunter lying next to his spoils and offering a greeting to the viewer of the painting is both comedic and sad.