This commissioned self portrait, in homage to Rembrandt, now hangs in the art collection of Soho House Amsterdam
Foyers are the new galleries. *My first solo exhibition 'Luce e Ombra, part 1" is up. Foyer of PCP Architects, London. Open 9-6 Monday to Friday. Originals and limited editions for sale. More details in my bio above. #londonartexhibition #pcparchitects #charcaol #luceeombrapart1 #foyerexhibition #soloexhibition #summerinlondon #artforsale #madeinpuglia
Charlotte's first solo show is now open; Monday 6 June - Friday 1 September 2017, 9am-6pm Monday to Friday at:
PDP London Architects, 178 Ebury Street
"I spent one summer in an ancient palazzo in southern Italy. As the months passed the palazzo - an imposing, otherworldly, extra-ordinary, huge, silent, kind space, filled with shafts of light, heat, warm breezes, long cool shadows and centuries of history and myths - and the Italian sunlight began to work its magic on me. From then on, I lived those long hot days lost in its passages and corridors, in a permanent state of charcoal and sweat.
This body of work is a response to my experience of that summer at the Palazzo, and was created on the stone floor in the heat and dust and winds of southern Italy. It speaks of a moment in time and place and of time passing, of what is familiar and yet incomprehensible, of the pull between contemplation and distraction. Imagination. Of what is reality and what is myth; do we ever know? Do we need to know? Of getting lost. Of scale and form, of motion, and the tension between order and the distortion that only light can make. Of the cool stone on my skin, and the hot sun, of sweat, of the beguiling seduction of the southern Italian light and shadow. Of what I could not see, only feel.
This body of work is of my quest to make sense of it. It is my language of love".
Prior to her stay in Italy Charlotte had also made a trip to Paris, and had been heavily influenced by Monet’s Nymphéas. It was this work - considered to be the beginning of abstraction, work that while familiar in content and subject matter had no perspective, depth, beginning or end, that was both figurative and abstract and which captured emotionally and visually motion and light and the sounds of the landscape - that had a great impact on her. She continued to study his work while in Italy.
There are 12 works - 4 x A0, 4 x A1, 4 x A2 - all charcoal on white cartridge paper, and can be hung individually or as a set. Limited editions are available. 5 are exhibited below.