Charles Inge

The Sun Never Sets on Sugarcandy Mountain

Bankside Gallery: Rising Artists, Jackson's Painting Prize 2023
122 x 91 cm


“My abstract paintings are a journey from chaos to harmony. Through numerous layers I bring my compositions to a fragile state of balance. Enclosed within painted bell-jars, these works become a celebration of life and a testament to the beauty that can be discovered amidst even the most tumultuous circumstances. The bell-jar serves as a metaphor, not only for protection and preservation, but also for the idea that, even in moments of chaos, there is still a sense of wonder and magic to be found.

The Sugarcandy Mountain of the title refers to George Orwell’s Animal Farm. Sugarcandy Mountain was the heavenly place that animals were told they went to when they died.”