We are delighted to welcome British artist Charlie Oscar Patterson to our Clerkenwell showroom, for our latest installation ‘Empathy’. Lining the main wall of the our showroom, Charlie has produced his largest relief work yet spanning 10.4m wide, made up of 9 sections each consisting of its own three-dimensional wooden structure.
The painting takes inspiration from musician Julianna Barwick’s 2020 album “Healing Is A Miracle”. The entirety of this album has been a large influence in the development of this painting, it has a very calm and euphoric tone that Charlie would encourage everyone to experience.
Charlie Oscar Patterson makes relief paintings that act as instruments playing with light. The production of his work exists in two contrasting parts, the first being the creation of the three-dimensional structure, this realising his desire for mathematical order. The second, being the more spontaneous act of painting and mark making. His richness of form, colour and surface is reminiscent of the colour field painters of the 20th Century. These shaped works break from the tradition of a restrictive picture plane, instead treating the composition as a complete object.
Charlie’s work has developed from his series of minimal abstractions into his current practice: “surface distraction”, where compositions of colour, surface and form are liberated from the picture plane. These works do not rely on subject matter, they are not to be understood, they are to be experienced. Experienced in the same way we listen to music or read literature. In these symphonic compositions of tone and voice, Charlie evokes a musical score – with every viewing being a distinct performance in time and space, conducted by the light that falls onto the score and played uniquely in the eye of the beholder.
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