Interview with Charlie Visconage

Interview with Charlie Visconage


Charlie Visconage is an Washington DC based American self-taught artist.
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Charlie Visconage is an American self-taught artist. When other kids told him he was a “bad drawer” in school, he believed it for a long time. In 2014, a friend suggested he paint just for the hell of it, and Charlie found a new means of expression that he loved, breaking out of the false beliefs of the past. By working to capture the soul of his portrait subjects, Charlie is on a lifelong quest to better understand people by painting them. Charlie’s work seeks to capture people at their most vibrant, with portraits featuring neon-drenched features, bulging eyes, clenched teeth, and never-ending energy, with many layers of thick color. Each portrait has an accompanying piece of text, showcasing the subject’s soul; good, bad, best, worst, absurd, shameful, and joyful. Charlie’s work has been shown locally in the DC and Baltimore area and internationally in Poland, Slovenia, and Japan. Every few years, Charlie recharges his creative energy with long-term artistic residency programs, including those in Slovenia, Japan, and in 2022,Portugal. Charlie currently lives and works in Washington, DC.

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Charlie's website
1/29-2/22 - LAID BARE at the Notre Dame University Gormley Gallery (
May 6-22 at Homme Gallery (@homme_DC on IG) my solo show "POSITIVE FURY", Opening May 6th from 6-9 PM

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