Lot 184 - Charlie Chrobnik - Untitled (3)
Unique Giclée Print of Acrylic on Canvas
A6 (15x10cm) Original Artwork
Signed on Verso
Charlie Chrobnik is a British-Ukrainian artist currently enrolled on the MA Painting programme at Royal College of Art. He was recently awarded the RCA Disability Scholarship. Since graduating with a BA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins, Charlie has regularly exhibited his paintings in group shows throughout London.
Royal College of Art (Current). Central Saint Martins (Past).
RCA Disability Scholarship
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
My work centres around health and healing through the lens of religious iconography and spirituality. Visually translating an experience of illness, disability or disordered eating through metaphor, I aim to show an immediate subject of trauma being pulled into a different space, an abstract fantastical space devoid of pain, situating illness within delicate, dreamlike and “pretty” scenes. A focus on beauty in both the figurative subject painted, the laboured, smoothed, thin layers of acrylic paint, the pink aura, realism next to gestural washes of light, and the renaissance-like veiled bodies. Contrasting this with reoccurring shorthand symbols for sickness - the paintings end up somewhere between ethereal and nightmarish.
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