Out of the Woods
The paintings by Charles Munch are deceptive in their simplicity. Each color and line has been carefully orchestrated, creating a complex drama. The artist removes all the superfluous detail, allowing the color and line to convey emotion. His paintings explore the question of how humans fit into the natural world. The artist has enjoyed over eighteen museum exhibitions and his works are in the Milwaukee Art Museum's permanent collection.
"For many years, my paintings have reflected life lived in rural southwestern Wisconsin, in the midst of countless animals and plants. However, year after year we are steadily losing our companions in the biosphere. My emotional reactions to the shifts occurring around me may account for recent changes in my work. The paintings in general are larger, darker in tone, and deeper and richer in color. My work continues to hearten the oppressed animals and help humans visualize a more balanced world." -Charles Munch