Charles Masi

Charles Masi

Naples, FL, United States

About Charles Masi

I work at the interface between perception and reality.
Actually, all artists work at the interface between perception and reality. The difference, if any, is that I work explicitly at the interface between perception and reality. I don't try to kid you into thinking that what you are experiencing is reality in any way, shape or form. Neither is it any kind of more-or-less abstract representation of reality. I'm not creating reality, I'm creating perception.
The artist creates an object - whether it's a book, a painting, a sculpture, a mobile, or a serving of eggs Benedict - that exists in reality. When you experience that object, what you percieve is something entirely different, which exists only in your mind. It does not, and may never have, existed in reality.
That is subjective reality.
Objective reality isn't.
In subjective reality, your mind creates a perception guided by the vision of the artist. The work of art is successful insofar as the object the artist created leads you to the perception he or she intended.
Usually, what I intend is to guide you to a pleasant perceptual experience.
Have a pleasant perceptual experience!

Education

MBA - Suffolk University - Boston, MA - 1988
MS (Astrophysics) - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Troy, NY - 1976
BA (Physics) - UMass/Boston - 1973

Exhibitions

All juried except as noted
Show of Shows
8/27-11/24 2012
Von Liebig Art Center
Naples, Fla.
An exhibition of work in all media by NAA member artists. Non-juried

Small Works Show
10/20-11/24 2012
Von Liebig Art Center
Naples, Fla
Members show in Members Gallery

National Art Encounter
12/8/2012 - 1/26/2013
Von Liebig Art Center Naples, Fla
Awards exhibition highlighting recent work

Wendy Series
2/19-5/9 2013
Sweet Art Gallery. Naples, Fla.

Member Exhibits
5/6/2013 – present
ACSWF Co-Op Gallery, Estero, Fla.

Scientific Surrealism
6/4-7/30 2013
Samaniego Art,
Naples, Fla.

Drumhead Series
8/1-9/5 2013
Samaniego Art,
Naples, Fla.

Psychedelia Series
9/5/2013 – present
Samaniego Art,
Naples, Fla.

Selected Works
9/10/2013 – present
The Art Place – Wynwood, Miami, Fla.

Show of Shows
9/9-11/9 2013
Von Liebig Art Center Naples, Fla.
An exhibition of work in all media by NAA member artists. Non-juried