The Autumn Auction 202010 DEC 2020 7:00 PM
59. Charlie Oscar Patterson
No.3–10 Green, Pink & White
Signed and dated on reverse
Oil on canvas
140 x 120 x 15 cm.
Created in 2020
£2,000 - 4,000View shipping estimates
Charlie Oscar Patterson's work merges sculpture with painting. Embracing the history of modernist painting, they are a continuation and combination of minimalism and abstraction.
His early shaped relief works are painted in acrylic to achieve a sense of flat perfection in the surface. These paintings are about the sculptural form of shape and colour, so brush marks or imperfections would distract from their almost computer generated surface.
The more recent body of modular work, such as No.3–10 Green, Pink & White, uses oil paints for the opposite reason. Charlie feels these works need richer, denser colour. By building up multiple layers of oil, in some cases up to 15 coats, a sense of depth is created with a rough surface.
Charley explains the viewing experience of these works, “ The viewer's relationship to these works is completely different depending on how you are seeing them. I am completely aware that most people are viewing them on their smart phones so they would be perceived to be minimalist colour field paintings, but in person they are to be experienced as sculptural forms with subtle nuances of abstraction.”
Charley wants these paintings to have the same kind of expressive power as music or literature; he sees them as paintings that act an instruments playing with light.
Education: Graphic Design, Chelsea College of Art & Design.
Recent solo exhibitions: Objects For Music at the Adidas Originals Store, London and Lisztomania at Protein Studios London.
Upcoming Exhibitions: Solo show at Duran Mashaal Gallery, November 2020
Charley Oscar Patterson's urban art murals can be found all over London
Charlie is represented by Artual Gallery in Beirut and Duran Mashaal Gallery in Canada