Charles Ligocky is a contemporary abstract artist living and working in a part of Texas, USA which closely borders Mexico. Ligocky’s work is influenced by a mix of tragic events and childhood memories that represent themselves on canvas and with the sculptural form. Ligocky is very private as an artist, concerning his working process and its relationship to his life and his own personal experiences. He considers all of his ideas, his thoughts and his research and he brings them out into the open by recording these things in sketchbooks.
He is concerned with these personal themes as a starting point rather than a desperate aim to express and communicate with the viewer. An important part of his creative process is the way he selects and edits from events in his life, he says about his work. ” I’ve isolated the most important parts of my childhood and early life to take shape in my own form… Through my own vision”.