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 culture-ghosts from some distinctly separate pasts. Making art which affably melds and unifies the best of these experiences always leaves me feeling inexpressively alive and inexpressively privileged.”
-Charles Wish 2012