“The Silent Guitar”
a collection of paintings by Sharif Carter
October 2 - 31, 2021
“The Silent Guitar” is a collection of paintings featuring a flamenco dancer wanted by law set in the desert heat of Old World Spain with the sky set ablaze with brilliant oranges, yellows, and reds. Her flowing red dress embodies her sass and sex appeal, and a low-hanging Andalusian hat conceals her identity. She wields guitars with sharp edges as her weaponry, sometimes accompanied with spears for added force. The loose brushstrokes and abstract guitars represent Sharif’s love of music and his defiance to follow traditional rules both in life and his painting technique.
About Sharif Carter
Born in Seattle, Sharif’s artistic foundation began as an automotive
engineer designing vehicle components for Honda, Ford, & GM. He
returned to his passion for painting after moving to Temecula in 2006.
After being engulfed in San Diego’s art scene, he found his voice and
created three distinct bodies of work: a Spanish series featuring a
flamenco dancer in a red dress, a modern jazz series featuring bright
colors on black canvases, and a poker series where iconic figures from
music and film have playing card symbols etched on their face and body.
Sharif’s art is currently featured on Wiens Family
Cellars wine labels in Temecula Valley, winning several label design