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Charlotte Roseberry

Charlotte Roseberry
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My practice is an ongoing exploration into graphic surrealism, ambient clashes & sporadic outbursts! I try to create bold, graphic, abstract oil paintings that have a clear trace of the hand done & a tongue in cheek humour.

My work is experimental; I am interested in the process of painting, the material itself & the ways it can manifest but also the constraints it propagates. The imagery within my paintings is made up of motifs; semi organic marks & forms. These are like letters or symbols. They allow me to compose short sentences. They are my workings out, sums, trying to decipher and understand things, breaking large ideas into their most simplest of displays, almost into ideograms.

I am in constant reflection about our place in the universe; our significance or insignificance. I enjoy trying to capture a sense of humanity in a space like void, a sense of humour in an oxygenless vacuum. Portholes of flat space & monolithic or phallic shapes regularly make an appearance within my compositions. They become methods of transportation through space and time while acting as a symbol for flesh, the soul, the human journey.
2019

Solo Show: Stains & Stones @Upright Gallery, 29th March - 20th April, Edinburgh

ALIGHT, Visual Arts Scotland, Scottish National Gallery, RSA, Edinburgh

2018

OH MOTHER: Spilt Milk Members Show, Custom House, Leith, Edinburgh

Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Summerhall, Edinburgh

RSA Open 2018: Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

The Open Contemporary Young Artist Award, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle

The Salon: Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh

2017

Solo Exhibition at The Number Shop, Edinburgh

2016

You want the Moon: Arusha Gallery Christmas Exhibition, Edinburgh

Battersea Affordable Art Fair with Arusha Gallery, London

The Lucky Jotter 8th Exhibition, The Gallery, University centre, Blackpool

Manchester Buy Art Fair with Arusha Gallery, Old Granada Studios, Manchester

RSA Open Exhibition 2016, The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

2015

Bothy Project Prize, Residency, Royal Scottish Academy, Cairngorms

RSA Open Exhibition 2015, The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

2014

Affordable Art Fair with My Life in Art, Hampstead, London

New Scottish Artists: The Fleming Collection, London

Affordable Art Fair with My Life in Art, Battersea, London

RSA New Contemporaries 2014, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

London Art Fair with The Catlin Guide, Business Design Centre, Islington, London

2013

ECA Collections Purchase Prize

The Andrew Grant Bequest Scholarship

Selected artist- RSA New Contemporaries

Best of the Degree Show: exhibition, Six Foot Gallery, Glasgow

Art Pistol: Pop up, Creative Scotland, Edinburgh

Art Pistol: Christmas Show, 49 Chochrane Street, Glasgow

First Class Honours Degree in Painting, The University of Edinburgh

2012

Flat Pack: group exhibition, The Old Ambulance Depot, Edinburgh

Massart All School Show, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

2011

Eggs and their shells: group exhibition, Herman Brown, Edinburgh

Tekken Complete! UDK Berlin group show, Edinburgh College of Art

Edinburgh Sketching Club – First Prize

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