Palminteri, Charles


Charles Palminteri is a bold, abstract painter of the “action” school. Many of his works are purchased by architects for office buildings and executive homes in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Florida. Mr. Palminteri has exhibited at Foote Cone & Belding in Manhattan, rocheBobois in Estero, Florida, the Sweet Art Gallery in Naples, Florida, the Speak Easy Gallery in Boonton, New Jersey, and the George Segal Gallery at Montclair State University. Palminteri uses a variety of styles and approaches in an abstract expressionist framework. Some are large, gold patterns and shapes developed from Japanese Kanji and Hiragana calligraphy.

The start contrast of these shapes in their background sets up a tension between the negative and positive areas that demand attention from the viewer.

In other works, Palminteri’s lines are soft and flowing. With a series of undercoatings, he achieves a luminosity of color and light. His shapes lead the viewer into a maze of dreams and lunacy. No matter how soft the lines and shapes, the overall message is strong and clear.

A graduate of the School of Visual Arts, Palminteri attended the Arts Students League and the Chinese School of Brushwork in New York City. Mr. Palminteri is also a well-known commercial artist and graphic designer whose clients include many Fortune 500 companies.

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