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Charles Bronson

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Charles Bronson

Artist Name: Charles Bronson

Title of Piece: Tru Blu

Media: copper with patina finish

Dimensions: 72"H x 40"W x 18"D

Retail Price: $1,800 + tax

Artist’s Statement: “Tru Blu,” a faithful, lifetime garden companion. Forged from the spark of the creative mind.

Artist’s Bio: Native Californian, artist Charles Bronson currently resides in North County San Diego. With a degree in graphic arts and technical certifications, for 20 years Charles worked in the high-end signage industry Art Design and Engineering, Conceptual design, and CAD programming. Specializing in Casino signage, corporate ID, and the entertainment industry, Charles’ clients included :Paris Casino, Las Vegas, NV; The Palms Casino, Las Vegas, NV; and Walt Disney: Euro Disney, Disney Japan, Disney Orlando, Disney Anaheim, Disney Stores, and Disney Imagineering. He also did work for Universal Studios, the Super Bowl, Pasadena, CA; and major Corporate clients.

During these years and earlier, Charles explored Art, working in many mediums, including wood carving, painting, neon sculpture, furniture-making, film and animation. In 2001, he developed his current style of metal sculpture using Copper. Current projects include Public Sculpture and Kinetics Works. Charles is also a Founding Father of the Vista Art Foundation a Non-Profit Center for the Arts.


Photo: Heather Main, SDBG Staff