Angus Carter - Atrium Featured Artist

Angus Carter - Atrium Featured Artist

Angus Carter – Atrium Featured Artist

 "The Light is Vanishing"

 About the Artist:

Angus Carter is a painter, filmmaker, and photographer from the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Having a deep love of art throughout childhood, he received his Bachelor of Arts in photography. After a brief stint as a professional photographer and lab technician, Angus grew disillusioned with the commercial world of photography – abandoning the professional world for more artistic endeavors. During this period, he bounced around between various collectives and studios, experimenting with different forms of expression and various mediums. At that time, Angus began utilizing his knowledge of photography to make various short experimental films, which have since gone on to be screened at film festivals worldwide. During this period of his life, Angus began teaching himself to paint – a choice that would ultimately lead to his favorite medium. Inspired by primitive and outsider art, Angus drew upon these works, quickly developing a style uniquely his own. From there his work has gone on to be featured in numerous gallery shows, private collections, and publications.

 About the Work:

The intent of my work has never been to translate a clear vision into paint but more to strip away the veil of consciousness and allow the recesses of the back of the mind to take hold. Abandoning formal thoughts, forms develop from there, slowly taking shape and illuminating thoughts that are often vague in my waking mind. Often those ideas manifest themselves in chaotic forms and abstract figures, that mirror my sense of disconnection and disillusionment with the world at large. As I proceed deeper into it, my work becomes a world where I don’t know what’s going on anymore. A world struggling between idealism and harsh realities. One where childlike figures intermingle with macabre forms, in a disjointed dance upon the canvas. A world that simultaneously embodies all my hopes, dreams, and aspirations along with my fears, insecurities, and failures and one that I’m still trying to reconcile and make sense of as I create it.