Lot 163 - Cecilia Charlton - Shape Play (Triangle)
Silk Thread, Pencil and Coloured Pencil on Paper
A6 (10x15cm) original artwork
Signed on verso
Cecilia Charlton creates technicolour, highly-patterned textile works that question notions of medium by bringing together traditions of painting, craft, abstraction, and folk art. Shape-shifting compositions appear with a visual flickering as their forms simultaneously subsume and embrace, and their colours confound and complement. Aesthetically revolving around formal references to abstraction, the works’ titles often reveal autobiographical content, such as issues of mortality, drug use, sexuality, family relationships, and mental health.
BFA Painting Hunter College 2015, summa cum laude; MA Painting Royal College of Art 2018
London Art Far, Platform, Candida Stevens Gallery, London, 2021; Aurora, Candida Stevens Gallery, Chichester UK (solo) 2020; In Praise of Shadows, curated by Ione & Mann, London, 2019; Parade, Broadway Gallery, curated by Kris Day, Letchworth Garden City UK, 2019; Domestic Hospitality, Zetter Hotel, London, 2019; RA Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of the Arts, London, 2019; Tender Touches, AMP Gallery, London, 2019; Grid :: Preset, Blyth Gallery, London, 2019; 2018 FAKERS, curated by Cypher Collective, Thamesside Gallery, London, 2018; Lifeline as Medium, 532 Gallery, NYC, 2018; From This Time - Unchained, curated by Ione & Mann, London, 2018; Rogue Objects, Bloomsbury Festival, University College London, London, 2018; SURGE: the East Wing Biennial, Courtauld Institute, London, 2018; RCA Degree Show, Royal College of Art, London, 2018; Rubber-chew // Clink, adieu, Unit 1 Gallery, London, 2018; An Audience of Echoes, Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, 2018; Plants People Pots [an invitation], Pinch Project Space, London, 2018; The Abstraction of Continents / The Continent of Abstraction, Lychee One Gallery, London, 2016 Honors Vlieseline Fine Art Textiles Award, short-listed, 2020; Fulbright UK Open Award, short-listed, 2016; Vermont Studio Center, Artist Grant, 2015; Art of the Northeast Exhibition, Andy and Marsha Glazer Painting Award, 2015; Hunter College, Kossak Painting Fellowship, 2014, 2014, 2015; Yale University, Ellen Battel Stoeckel Painting Fellowship, 2014; NYFA, Strategic Opportunities Stipend, 2009, 2010
Candida Stevens Gallery
About the postcard artworks
These works, as is often the case with my works on paper, is an opportunity to play around with geometry, color and materials to create a totemic object which emanates a power beyond the limits of its physicality. The gradients of colors with the silk thread as well as the three-dimensional illusion created in the use of colored pencils work together to achieve a sense of mysticism and transcendance."