Painting is evidence. Evidence of action. Evidence of thought. And evidence of being. As a practice it is a means of engaging with the world and investigating our notions.
A painting can be a brilliant conversation piece (in the best sense of the phrase), yet it is incomplete without leakage.
Leakage is the area where things cannot be explained rationally yet fit within the logic of the painting and seem to be known; where a narrative develops on the horizon between rational thought and uncertainty.
Charles Buckley received his BFA from California College of Arts and his MFA from Hunter College. He lives and works in Brooklyn.