A selection of new paintings by American artist Charlie Roberts. Now based in Oslo, Roberts’ function requires inspiration from pop culture, hiphop, comics, folks art, as properly as artists like Henri Matisse, James Ensor, and Florine Stettheimer. Marking his first presentation in Taipei, “Short Cuts” gives up an investigation into what it usually means for the present day subject matter to expand, produce, and reach. Right here Roberts can be seen pushing his elongated figures towards a new sign up as he explores the pursuit of pleasure, central to American Cinema.
“Staged to resemble pictures ranging from Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused to Mary Harron’s American Psycho, Roberts’s visuals mimic — even though retaining his signature treatment method of perspective — the composition and narrative openness inherent to the format of film stills… If the cinema is reported to be a globe that exists just adjacent to ours, then the is effective invite the viewers to project them selves on to the carefully crafted scenes. Fairly than acting as a kind of escapism, having said that, the projections guide correct back to the actual earth as the thematics come to be clear — operate, labour, and the satisfaction that rests in completion — the paintings insist on the earth we inhabit and the ambitions we undertaking on to it.”
See much more photographs down below or on show with WOAW Gallery at the Taipei Planet Trade Middle Could 20 – 22nd.