Charles Wince - Part 1Columbus, Ohio

~Wince 1

A slideshow containing images by photographer Fred Scruton.

Midwest Region

Midwest

Charles Wince (b. 1955)

WinceWorld

Art Type or Medium: Environment/Installation

Status: active

Viewable: exterior only, contact the artist on Facebook for an appointment

Secular or Religious: Secular

In 1988 Charles Wince purchased a 2 ½-story “fixer-upper” house in a then rundown Columbus neighborhood.  In retrospect, it was lucky that there were no fine interior architectural details to preserve, and Wince’s distinctly personal transformation of his home (whose surroundings have evolved into a much more fashionable and expensive neighborhood) continues to the present day. “I’m the only criminal element still here,” he declares. To make the interior spaces of what has become known as WinceWorld more free-flowing, Wince rounded off boxy compartmentalizing corners in the living and dining rooms by commissioning sculptor Aaron Schroeder to build curvilinear shelving. Schroeder also built Wince’s design for the lighted dining room table out of found materials, and, in addition, they collaborated on the Love and Anger Seat (whose aesthetic might be described as Gaudí meets Mickey Mouse); several tables and lamps; and a headboard, bed frame, and bedroom furniture, all based on his 20 year (and still in the process of refinement), 12 foot long masterwork painting, Mother Russia Meltdown.

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