Artist and educator Carlton Nell lives and works in Opelika, Alabama. His paintings and drawings have been exhibited in museums and galleries across the country, and his work is found in many public and private collections. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Auburn University and his Master of Fine Arts from Georgia State University. He is currently a Professor of Art at Auburn University.
Painting for Carlton Nell is a dynamic act that merges narrative, place, light, and texture. Often, his primary subject matter is the landscape, and embedded in his exploration of these spaces lives a deeper investigation into the character and history that resides within each setting. He focuses on minute details and often adopts an unusual vantage point, leading the viewer to experience the painting as if it were their own internal memory and activating a salient and symbolic aura. Nell’s work is also very much about pushing the boundaries of painting. His textural approach plays with our notions of reality and redefines the perspective from which we view his work.
Tuesday, February 18, 5:30 - 7:30 pm