An Interview with David Carter

David Carter paint portraits of artists, writers, poets, and musicians. Some are famous, others are outsiders. Some are notoriously gay; some not. He is a master at envisioning the scope and angle, the temperament and scale. He is proficient in color, tone, and pastiche. In most of his portraits, there is an aspect that feels unfinished, evocative, a shadow across a face, or vacancy in one eye. Often the subject is relatively expressionless, as if captured on canvas in spite of oneself. There is also mysticism apparent, and a spiritual quality to his work. This series is often referred...

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