Charlie Roberts

Concoction of Confusion

11.1–27.1 2019, Golsa, Oslo, Norway

Participationg artists:
Inti Wang
Olga Robayo
Tori Wrånes
Marius Wang
Maria Pasenau
Tore Winsens
Herman Mbamba
Ida Ekblad
Matias Faldbakken
Adriana Martinez
Juan Pelaez
Nadia Granados
Anders Smebye
Charlie Roberts
Matias Kiil
Thomas Bremerstent

Today the open deconstruction by the centenial generation goes beyond sexual identity and heteronormative standards. It is making the structures of world politics, religion, science and culture tremble, so it seems that the tendency of trying to give definition to everybody and everything around us is worthless. Let ́s don’t be scared of being confused, because we are just a concoction of confusion.
Concoction of Confusion is an exhibition curated by Inti Wang (2000). Inti has grown up in between Norway and Colombia, and the show is the result of his encounters and experiences with different cultures, feelings, artists and realities along his life so far. Concoction of Confusion displays a selection of works by Norwegian and Colombian artists that all relate to the idea of confusion or the undefined. Supported by paintings, photography, installations and sculptures, among other expressions, the exhibited artworks create a universe of undefined forms and matter.
As an integral part of the show Wang has also created some garments, showcasing pieces that are not defined, or not in the same form, as we are used to see them. From hybrids of skirt-pants to tang-tube tops they all share the same nature and are not defined as one or the other.

Charlie Roberts (b. 1983), Kensas, USA
Roberts lives and works in Oslo. Roberts is a polymath, a cultural magpie. His various endeavours cross-pollinate, building myths amongst themselves. Roberts' works borrow from art-historical and pop cultural sources alike. His cramped paintings display the perspectival complexity of ancient Egyptian and Byzantine painting. The contents are stacked one above the other, showing different views simultaneously. They bring to mind Hockney's early paintings and photo collages, cubism and comic books. Roberts is educated at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancover, Canada and Kansas University, USA. His latest exhibitions includes: New "Bad" Painting, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark in 2018, and in 2017: No Ceilings, Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm, Sweden, Windows, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark, Laffy Taffy, Galleri Golsa, Oslo, Norway and Fan Art, Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles, USA.

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