Isaac Payne Exhibit

The work of Isaac Payne explores the human relationship to architecture in the modern cityscape and its disassociation with nature. He combines rhythm, scale, and ambiguity to help convey this concept. His abstracted architectural landscapes often include unidentifiable figures to encourage the viewer to connect their own perception and experiences to the work. Reminiscent of influences, Romare Bearden, and Edward Hopper, Isaac combines the exploration of space in both a modern and representational way.
Isaac describes this latest series as:
A new series of mixed media paintings exploring a metaphorical passage – “an act, process, or instance of passing through (somewhere) or over (something)”.
Definition of transit (noun):
1a(1): conveyance of persons or things from one place to another
(2): usually local transportation especially of people
also: vehicles or a system engaged in such transportation
1b: an act, process, or instance of passing through or over
Raised in Tacoma, WA, Isaac studied painting at City University of New York at Queens College (MFA ’05) and the Cleveland Institute of Art (BFA ’03). Isaac was featured in New American Paintings 2010 Southern Competition and International Painting Annual 5. He was a year-long Affiliate Artist at the McColl Center for Art + Innovation (2011-2012). Exhibitions include the Marietta Cobb Museum of Art, North Carolina Museum of Art, and Blue Spiral. Isaac lives in Charlotte, North Carolina and is a full-time studio art instructor at Central Piedmont Community College.

Rain of birds and Flowers, 2022

Acrylic on paper
22 x 30 in