Charlie Immer is a painter of fantasy worlds. He oil pants on canvas, paper, and panel mostly and graduated from Rhode Island School of Design. He’s been in several galleries and was featured in Hi-Fructose Magazine.

His art is interesting, to say the least. Most of the things I’ve seen are childish at first glance. He takes things that belong in cartoons for small children and brings them to life, adding value and depth. And then he adds the blood, guts, and veins.

His art all looks very cute at first glace. He works in pastels and jewel tones for the most part and his work looks composed of cutouts in parts despite the illusion of depth. But then he turns the child’s fantasy into a nightmare. The cute creatures eat each other and tear each other apart. His website has many examples.

Here’s my favorite piece:

Tearing Up

Oil on Canvas

26 x 38 in

Billy Shire Fine Arts
Los Angeles, CA
November 2009

Hi-Fructose Magazine interview of Charlie, Volume 11