bernard charnley


- The paintings reiterate a collapse of the normal with unexpected results. Each image can be likened to a theatrical event, where the props are caught in a moment of destruction or drama. Yet that same moment yields a surprising contrast. Colour emerges from, ignites or lights this virtual stage.
These visual metaphors touch on ideas of dystopia, while at the same time releasing a narrative of colour as an emancipatory energy. In turn, ideas of visual beauty are rehearsed and resited within mis-en-scenes of transformation.

- Colour Radicals: Upcoming exhibition at the Rugby Art Gallery and Museum / Floor One Gallery
22nd September - 4th October 2018 Open View 10am Sat 22nd.

- Radical:
- Believing or expressing the belief that there should be great or extreme social or political change.
- Relating to or affecting the fundamental nature of something; far-reaching or thorough.