River Tales | Flussgeschichten | 2017 | street art festival

Charlie Anderson

2017 – Charlie Anderson

Charlie Anderson

River Tales: episode III (2017)
  • born in 1987
  • lives and works in Glasgow, UK
  • awards: British Airways Award (2009), Meyer Oppenheim Prize (2010)

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Charlie Anderson is a Scottish painter. In addition to traditional painting, he also uses spraying techniques with hand-cut stencils and screen printing.

He celebrates the throwaway nature of contemporary culture by painting images from sources such as magazines, flyer, advertising and political campaigns. By painting image on top of image and fragmenting the discernible text and forms, Anderson draws parallels to the fleeting nature of life. The process of manually reproducing images from mass media echoes the history of painting as a form of documentation, and his use of the female form recalls the tradition of figurative painting in art.

Exhibitions include Edinburgh, Dubai, London, Berlin, Lugano, Bergen, Miami and Los Angeles. Anderson has been awarded the British Airways degree show prize (2009), shortlisted for the Jerwood Contemporary Painters (2010), and been awarded the Meyer Oppenheim Prize by the Royal Scottish Academy (2010). Notable collaborations include Ringo Starr, Ricky Hatton, Amir Khan, Speedy Graphito and The Dirty Tees.