LUCE E OMBRA, PART 1 Exhibition, London

2 A0 pieces hung together (there are 4 of this size in the series).  These are limited edition prints and have been mounted on alumiumiun.

2 A0 pieces hung together (there are 4 of this size in the series).  These are limited edition prints and have been mounted on alumiumiun.

One of the original charcaol AO pieces, framed.

This piece is A1 in size.  Its an original  - charcoal on cartridge -  and has been framed in a perspex box frame.

This piece is A1 in size.  Its an original  - charcoal on cartridge -  and has been framed in a perspex box frame.

This piece is the smallest of the works displayed - A2.  Its an original piece - charcaol on cartridge  - and framed in a perspex box frame.

This piece is the smallest of the works displayed - A2.  Its an original piece - charcaol on cartridge  - and framed in a perspex box frame.

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

Originals and limited editions are for sale and can be purchased either at PDP or via the artist here. To see the whole works  click here

"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 a language of love".

Charlotte had also made a recent trip to Paris, prior to her stay in Italy and was heavily influenced by Monet’s Nymphéas.  It was this work, considered to be the beginning of abstraction, work that whilst familiar in content and subject matter, had no perspective, depth, beginning or end, that was both figurative and abstract, that captured emotionally and visually motion and light and the sounds of the landscape. She continued to study his work whilst 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.