Charles Seliger: The Nascent Image – Recent Paintings is the artist’s sixth at Michael Rosenfeld Gallery and focuses on twenty-nine paintings completed between 1992 to the present. The paintings, intensely detailed, small-scale organic abstractions (measuring no larger than 18" x 14"), are meticulously rendered with acrylic on masonite panels. In describing his work, Seliger states that he attempts "to apostrophize micro-reality. I want to tear the skin from life and, peering closely, to paint what I see. I want my brain to be come a magnifying lens for the infinite minutiae forming reality. Growth is the poetry of all art."
For more than fifty-five years, Charles Seliger has passionately pursued an inner-world of organic abstraction, celebrating the structural complexities of natural forms. According to art historian Mel Lader, Seliger "has taken Abstract Expressionism beyond its physical gesture into a space and form articulated and rearticulated with inexorable attention and detail, reinventing it with nature’s own infinite variety and indomitable character and beauty."