Orbs and ribbons of light play across a large canvas, composed of layers upon layers of oil paint. This ethereal and complex style is typical of the artist, who is working on an elaborate exhibition of 12 large paintings that relate to one another in a unique way.
Charles Gulbrandsen graduated from the Cooper Union with distinction in 1985 as a painting major and soon began a career in art restoration. After many decades of in-painting the missing and damaged areas of thousands of paintings, he had to resolve many technical challenges, and in so doing, synthesized this experience into the development of his own style.
Gulbrandsen, a recipient of the ArtFul Visual Arts Initiative grant, has been expanding this large collection after a successful show at D.Colabella Fine Arts on Main Street in Ridgefield in 2022. To see more of his work, go to dcolabellafineart.com/charles-gulbrandsen •