Angus Carter is a painter, filmmaker and photographer from the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.
Having a deep love of art throughout childhood, he received his Bachelor of Arts in photography
in 2003. After a brief stint as professional photographer and lab technician, Angus grew
disillusioned with the commercial world of photography abandoning the professional world for
more artistic endeavours. During this period of his life he bounced around between various
artist collectives and studios, experimenting with different forms of expression and various
mediums. At that time Angus, began utilizing his knowledge of photography to make various
short experimental films, which have since gone on to be screened at various film festivals
worldwide. It is also during this period in his life that Angus began teaching himself to paint, a
choice that would ultimately lead to his favorite medium. Inspired by primitive and outsider art,
Angus drew upon these works quickly developing a style uniquely his own. From there his work
has gone on to be featured numerous gallery shows, private collections and various
Currently Angus resides in Augusta County Virginia where he spends his time working on
various artistic projects, exploring the woods and expanding upon his love of soul and rock and roll.
About The Work
The intent of my work has never been to translate a clear vision into paint but more to strip away
the veil of consciousness and allow the recesses of the back of the mind to take hold.
Abandoning formal thoughts, forms develop from there, slowly taking shape and illuminating
thoughts that are often vague in my waking mind. Often those ideas manifest themselves in
chaotic forms and abstract figures, that mirror my sense of disconnection and disillusionment
with the world at large. As I proceed deeper into it, my work becomes a world where I don’t
know what’s going on anymore. A world struggling between idealism and harsh realities. One
where childlike figures intermingle with macabre forms, in a disjointed dance upon the canvas. A world that simultaneously embodies all my hopes, dreams and aspirations along with my fears, insecurities and failures and one that I’m still trying to reconcile and make sense of as I create it.