Carson Bilger // @cmbilgerart
Carson Bilger was born in the Midwest and moved to Arizona as an adult. His artwork is based on travels around the state and the western part of the country, which he paints using planar analysis to depict landscape as a complex puzzle of interlocking shapes and color. Bilger’s work retains the sublime feel of the original location while visually exploring the geometry of spatial relationships.
“I take a vintage Polaroid 600 camera on my road trips. My intent is to capture iconic American landscapes through a nostalgic filter. This imbues the images with a washed out color palette that evokes memory of the landscape as a moment of singular discovery. I create watercolor studies in my sketchbook of the photographs, choosing select compositions to paint larger scale using acrylic on canvas or board.” – Carson Bilger