Sin Seine

Paintings by Omar Chacon

Dates
January 25 - March 12, 2023
Artists
Omar chacon

Omar Chacon

Sin Seine

In his latest series Sin Seine, Colombian-born, New York artist Omar Chacon has created luminous and visually tactile abstract paintings that continue his exploration of color and process.

Omar is fascinated by the rich diversity that exists across cultures, and with a passionate and intuitive nature, the artist uses his art practice as a way to process the world around him.

Omar Chacon

Power Blanc

acrylic on paper

22.5” x 30”

Omar chacon

Vergel

acrylic on paper

22.5” x 30”

The colors for the Sin Seine series were inspired by a recent trip the artist took to France. The verdant burst of colors along the Seine River, the warm glow of the afternoon light, the fields of sunflowers “reminded me of why the impressionist painters wanted to be outside painting en plein air in the French countryside…truly beautiful!“

Omar Chacon

Sin Seine

Chacon begins by pouring a mixture of acrylic paint and medium onto a surface to dry. He sees each pour as a unique and individual brushstroke that he then arranges on a canvas to create his paintings, each brushstroke adding to the whole. He has invented his own paint formula and found innovative ways to build layers, color combinations and compositions.

In recent years with the desire to reduce waste he is using all the paint pieces including ones that are irregular, not perfect. “The Imperfection is what gives you beauty”. And in using all of the parts, he is telling a more nuanced story.

Omar Chacon

Cirio

acrylic on canvas

11.5″ x 7.3″

Omar Chacon

Cirio 2

acrylic on canvas

11.5″ x 7.3″

Omar references poetry and his Latin heritage with the titles of his artworks. While the paintings were inspired by the colors from his summer travels – the titles also hint at ideas from our complex history and issues in current times.

Omar has always been eager to absorb the rich flavors of the world, and through his process of making vivaciously colorful paintings he is finding a place for the personal and the universal to interact.

Omar Chacon

Sin Seine

Omar Chacon

BDPM IX

acrylic on canvas

7.3″ x 11.5″

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