"Art is an impression of its author’s environment; it is autobiographical."
Charles Masson's practice is a direct reflection of his environment, whether depicting rural or urban landscapes or more mundane and quotidian subjects. In his painting he uses spare but calculated shapes to forms his compositions, suggesting but not imposing a narrative outside the frame of the picture.
His work is concerned with intimacy, above all, with particular interest in subjects or views that he sees or has seen on a regular basis. Individually these subjects may offer the viewer a somewhat voyeuristic glimpse into another person’s life, but as a group one may begin to create a narrative by relating certain works to others.