For Charles Buckley, painting is a practice is a means of engaging with the world and investigating preconceived notions. His work rotates between watercolor, pencil, and gouache on paper or acrylic on canvas, even including a series drawn overtop paint swatches. Buckley explores the construction of the narrative and the boundary between rational and uncertain thought, which he describes as the area where things cannot be explained rationally, yet fit within the logic of the work.

Charles Buckley received an MFA at Hunter College in New York and a BFA in painting at the California College Of Arts in Oakland, California. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York