Charadia works from photographs take in passing, using his considered process of painting to translate these seemingly mundane ephemeral moments. “I afford time to these fleeting images of shipping containers and terminals, and make visible what can often go unseen. Ubiquitous yet overlooked, these objects play a vital role in the complex processes of industry that allow us to sustain our lifestyles. The invitation is to reconsider our passive perceptions of the world, and momentarily shift focus to that which occupies our peripheral vision,” he laments.
Charadia continues, “The serial nature of my practice reveals the potentially infinite compositions formed by containers in wait. Transient in nature, these arrangements last only a short time before being rearranged into new compositions in new locations. Working from photographs allows me to arrest a moment in time and capture the complexity of detail and form hidden within these fugitive images.”