From press release:
WOAW Gallery & Case Studyo join hands once again and present Sandworm by American artist Charlie Roberts. This will be Roberts’s first solo show in Hong Kong. The show titled Sandworm takes its name from American science fiction novelist Frank Herbert's work "Dune" where the Sandworm is the gate keeper to highly prized magical drug. The exhibition will be launching from the 24th JUNE to 19th JULY at WOAW Gallery, 5 Sun Street, Hong Kong.
Roberts takes inspiration from the Sandworm and creates to metaphor the contradiction between nature and human civilization. The Sandworm goes on assault on the persistent treasure hunters. The treasure seekers knowing the dangers insist on their quest and in turn respond to the creature with different measures. Charlie Roberts connects the real world with the notion of spiritual consciousness through his paintings. Breaking the boundaries of the two with psychedelics, and rendering them in his work. His works are rendered in different shades of blue and washed-out residual colors, creating a mysterious and ethereal atmosphere. The characters in “Dune” embrace, ignore, and fear the future in their own various ways; questioning the necessity and worthiness in pro-longing life. The search for the meaning of life requires a new consciousness, the anticipation of facing the unknown and one may enter the deeps.
Roberts has also created a wooden sculpture and small bronze figures. The wooden sculpture is a hand-carved portrait of a man followed with a full body design. The character has a white shirt and blue jeans on, and placed in a deep dark green background. The man’s facial features are carved out meticulously and finished with acrylic paint; fully displaying Charlie Roberts' quiet and ethereal style. The small bronze statue features a mushroom sporting sneakers that often appears in the works of Roberts’. The bronze figure comes along with a specially designed box and will be sold in limited quantities.
The exhibition will be accessible at WOAW gallery from now till 19th June (Mon - Sun / 11am - 6pm) at WOAW gallery.
G/f 5 Sun street Hong Kong, Wan Chai.
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