Charlie Roberts

Hex

22.1–2.3 2014, Galleri Magnus Karlsson

We are pleased to present Charlie Roberts’s third solo exhibition in the gallery: Hex. The exhibition presents new paintings, drawings and sculptures. Between January 16–22, visitors can follow the process as Charlie Roberts works with a site-specific sculpture and the installation of the exhibition.

Charlie Roberts’s work takes us to a manic, obsessive mindstream of an eclectic collector of contemporary pop culture and art history. Everything is sampled and laid out without hierarchical order and judgements. Roberts uses a wide range of materials and masters a furious force as well as a sensitive subtleness. Abstract patterns, flowing colors and a primitive brutality alongside tender lines, seductive realism and psychedelic poetry. The new works have a more restrained and focused tone, both in content and execution. Every single picture or sculpture holds its own autonomous world. A magical, bizarre and bewitched place. A paradise of sins.

“…. these paintings construct a self-contained (if not self-consistent) imaginary world that comes to an end at the edges of the canvas: a world of bright colors and insouciantly coiled lines describing schematic, ornamental bodies without depth. (…) it is committed to pure play without consequence in the world off the field (off the canvas). And that’s refreshing at a time when most art strain so mightily (and often so vainly) for significance – when it is always supposed to be interrogating something or at least establishing its own radicality…”

From Barry Schwabsky’s review of the exhibition Sporty Girls at David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen. Artforum, October 2013.

Watch an interview with Charlie Roberts about the exhibition

Charlie Roberts, b.1983 i Kansas, USA. Lives and works in Olso, Norway. Selected solo exhibitions: Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York (2013, 2011, 2010, 2008, 2006), David Risley Gallery, Köpenhamn (2013), Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, USA (2012, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006), Kunsthal KAdE, Amsterfoort, Holland (2010), Rice Gallery, Texas, USA (2008), Vous Etes Ici, Amsterdam, Holland (2012, 2008, 2007), Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm (2008, 2007)

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Vi har glädjen att presentera Charlie Roberts tredje separatutställning på galleriet: Hex. Utställningen presenterar nya målningar, teckningar och skulpturer.
Mellan den 16–22 januari kan besökarna följa konstnärens arbete med en större platsspecifik skulptur och installationen av utställningen.

Charlie Roberts arbeten tar oss med på en manisk, besatt tankeström hos en eklektisk samlare av samtida popkultur och konsthistoria. Allt samplas och blandas utan hierarkier och värderingar. Roberts använder ett brett spektrum av material och behärskar både en ursinnig kraft och känslig finstämdhet. Abstrakta mönster, flödande färg och något brutalt primitivt ställs mot ömsinta linjer, förförisk realism och psykedelisk poesi.

I de nya verken finns ett mer återhållet, koncentrerat tonläge i både innehåll och utförande. Varje enskild bild eller skulptur rymmer en egen autonom värld. En magisk, bisarr och förtrollad plats. Ett paradis av synder.

“…. these paintings construct a self-contained (if not self-consistent) imaginary world that comes to an end at the edges of the canvas: a world of bright colors and insouciantly coiled lines describing schematic, ornamental bodies without depth. (…) it is committed to pure play without consequence in the world off the field (off the canvas). And that’s refreshing at a time when most art strain so mightily (and often so vainly) for significance – when it is always supposed to be interrogating something or at least establishing its own radicality…”

Ur Barry Schwabskys recension av utställningen Sporty Girls på David Risley Gallery, Köpenhamn. Artforum, oktober 2013.

Se en intervju med Charlie Roberts om utställningen

Charlie Roberts, f.1983 i Kansas, USA. Bor och arbetar i Olso, Norge. Separatutställningar i urval: Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York (2013, 2011, 2010, 2008, 2006), David Risley Gallery, Köpenhamn (2013), Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, USA (2012, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006), Kunsthal KAdE, Amsterfoort, Holland (2010), Rice Gallery, Texas, USA (2008), Vous Etes Ici, Amsterdam, Holland (2012, 2008, 2007), Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm (2008, 2007)

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