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Artist Constructs Alternate Realities Out Of Paper Scraps

Charles Wilkin turns found imagery from old books and magazines into surreal masterpieces. What can you do with an X-Acto and a glue stick?

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Artist Charles Wilkin lets inspiration find him. He explores idle conversations, music, news headlines, and sound bites on a daily basis, although his best work seems to come from unexpected experiences, coincidences, and déjà vu. Starting off with a rough concept or mood, his process is very spontaneous and instinctual, letting the work itself guide him. This improvisational assembly helps free his mind of any preconceived notions or expectations. Currently Charles splits his time working between studios in Brooklyn, N.Y., and the Catskills.