Charlie Roberts

1984, USA

About

Works

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Golsa

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. 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. Roberts is fearless in his approach to subject, style and technique. The result is full of energy, determination and a unique expression which draws on the illusion of the good life and shows a fascination of hip-hop culture. The subject matter, utterly contemporary, banal and everyday is at odds with the delicacy of the medium they are made in. Watercolour on paper, over a painted pink ground which unifies the overall image and brings harmonious tonal order to the chaotic scenarios. His wide-ranging practice also encompasses sculptures roughly carved from chunks of local trees and painted, sitting somewhere between tribal objects, folk art and pop-cultural figures.

Charlie Roberts is educated at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancover, Canada and Kansas University, USA. Recent exhibitions include: Cosmis Hedge, Galleri Golsa, Oslo (2019), New ”Bad” Painting, V1 Gallery, København (2018), No Ceilings, Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm, Sverige (2017), Windows, David Risley Gallery, København, Danmark (2017), Laffy Taffy, Rod Bianco Gallery, Oslo, Norway (2017), Fan Art, Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles, USA (2017), Juicy, Marlborough Contemporary, London, UK (2016), Halcyon Daze, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, USA (2016).

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Works

Golsa

Secret Garden

Guache and watercolor on paper

190 x 140 cm

Golsa

Cosmopolitan Club

Gouach and watercolor on paper

106 x 75 cm

Golsa

Butter Juggin

Watercolor and gouache on paper

102 x 152 cm

Golsa

Desert Painting

Watercolor and gouache on paper

106 x 75 cm

Golsa

The Consultants

Gouache and watercolor on

152,4 x 101,6 cm

Golsa

Young Capital

Gouache and watercolor on paper with artists frame

152,4 x 101,6 cm

Golsa

Pet Nat Bag Drop

Gouache and watercolor on paper with artists frame

152,4 x 101,6 cm

Golsa

Openness

Gouache and watercolor on paper with artists frame

152,4 x 101,6 cm

Golsa

Early Athens Evenings

Acrylic in canvas

140 x 120 cm

Golsa

Rockaway Beach

Acrylic on canvas

160 x 140 cm

Golsa

Summer Challet

Acrylic on canvas, framed

120 x 100 cm

Golsa

Big Sky Studioes

Pumice on canvas, framed

120 x 100 cm

Golsa

Charlie Roberts

Empire Burlesque

Watercolor and gouache on paper

107 x 157 cm

Golsa

Charlie Roberts

Desire (Dylan 3.0)

Watercolor and gouache on paper

107 x 157 cm

Golsa

Charlie Roberts

Dog Walk, 2020

Flashe paint, gesso, pan pastel on canvas

195 x 175 cm

Golsa

Charlie Roberts

Santa Cruz Mountain Studio, 2021

Flashe paint and pastel on linen

140 x 130 cm

Golsa

Charlie Roberts

Weekenders, 2021

Gouache and watercolor on paper in artist frame

155 x 105 cm

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SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019

Pastoral Psychedelia, Nevven Gallery, Gothenburg, Sweden

Cosmic Hedge, Galleri Golsa, Norway

2017

No Ceilings, Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm, Sweden

Windows, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Laffy Taffy, Rod Bianco Gallery, Oslo, Norway

Fan Art, Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

2016

Juicy, Marlborough Contemporary, London, UK

Halcyon Daze, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, USA

2015

Solo presentation, Sunday Art Fair, David Risley Gallery, London, UK

JUICY XXL, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Palm Palm, Randall Scott Projects, Baltimore, USA

Soft Life/ Hard Nites, Atomica Gallery, London, UK

2014

K.I.D.S. Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, USA

An exhibition of new works, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Nattbad, Trafo Kunsthall, Oslo, Norway

Hex, Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm, Sweden

2013

Stacks on Deck, Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York, USA

Sporty Girls, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Girl Power, Kravets/Wehby Gallery, New York, USA

2012

Shoppy-world, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, USA

David Risley Gallery, Hong Kong International Art Fair, Hong Kong, China

2011

Magic Sticks, Kravets/Wehby Gallery, New York, USA

2010

Mayne and Tale, Let Your Mayne Hang, Kravets/Wehby Gallery, New York, USA

Let Your Mayne Hang, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

New Sculptures, Kravets/Wehby Gallery, New York, USA

Kunsthal KAdE, Amsterfoort, The Netherlands

Galleri Arnstedt, Östra Karup, Bålstad, Sweden

2009

Belly up, Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm, Sweden

Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

2008

Reckoning, Kravets/Wehby Gallery, New York, USA

Freedom World Tour, Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm, Sweden

Vous Etes Ici Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Mambo Jambo: Cabinet of the cosmos Rice Galley, Texas, USA

Hill Country Fuzz, Kravets/Wehby Galley, New York, USA

2007

Vous Etes Ici, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2006

Ode to Joy, Kravets/Wehby Galley, New York, USA

Get it Get it (two-person exhibition with Chris Rexroad), Blanket Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

The Tall Take of Wade Wood, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, USA

2005

Animals vs. Humans: The Final Battle, Blanket Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

New "Bad" Painting, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Charlie Roberts x Special Lemon, Galleri Gosa, Oslo, Norway

New Sculptures, Market Art Fair, David Risley Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

2017

In the Pines – Slight Return, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2016

Spotlight #2, Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm, Sweden

GOT IT FOR CHEAP, Gallery Steinsland Berliner, Stockholm, Sweden

GOT IT FOR CHEAP, Got it for Cheap Vol. 2, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2015

Juicy Fruit, Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York, USA

I ♥ Paint II, Angell Gallery, Toronto, Canada

Art on paper, Randall Scott Projects, New York, USA

Frieze Art Fair – New York, Galleri Magnus Karlsson, New York, USA

2014

This is our Music / This is our Art, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Volta 10, David Risley Gallery, Basel, Switzerland

People Staring, Kravets/Wehby Gallery, New York, USA

2013

Time Wait for Us, Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm, Sweden

Market Art Fair, Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm, Sweden

Chart Art Fair, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Volta 9, David Risley Gallery, Basel, Switzerland

2012

David Risley Gallery, Hong Kong International Art Fair

2010

The Incomplete Paris, Galerie Jaen-Luc & Takako Richards, Paris, France

Spring 2, Kravets/Wehby Gallery, New York, USA

Today is Yesterday Tomorrow, Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm, Sweden

2009

Frieze Art Fair, Gallery Sies + Höke, London, United Kingdom

The Armory Show, Galleri Magnus Karlsson, New York, USA

Giving Face: Portraits for a new generation, Nicholas Robinson Gallery, New York, USA

2008

Sonsbeek 2008 Grandeur, The Netherlands

2007

The Incomplete, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, USA

Energeia, Amsterdamse Zuidas, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Charlie Roberts and Heidi Johnson, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, USA

2006

Paint, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

Jeff Ladouceur: Sleep Country and Charlie Roberts: Got the Internet going and Nuts, Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

2005

The Last Picture Show 2, 156 W. Hastings, Vancouver, Canada

2004

Young Americans State Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

The Last Picture Show Vancouver, Canada

2003

Recent Works Open Studios, Vancouver, Canada