Charles Wish is a Los Angeles artist best known for visually fusing American Regionalist imagery with that of 16th - 19th century South-Asia. Citing various artists of the far-east along with American painters, including Grant Wood and Thomas Hart Benton, Wish thoughtfully combines the esoteric symbolism of an age-old civilization with some of rural-America’s most selfsame symbols and scenes.
"The things that fascinate me most in this world usually seem to be directly connected with either the felicity of nature or the cultural upshots from some distinctly separate times and places. Making art which affably melds and unifies the best of these experiences always leaves me feeling inexpressively alive and inexpressively privileged.”
--Charles Wish 2012