The Alfonso Artiaco Gallery is pleased to announce the opening by Alan Charlton on Monday 28 June 2004 at 8 pm, the artist will be present.
Born in Sheffield in 1948. Lives and works in London. His works are in the most prestigious collections of European and American contemporary art museums.
Since 1969 Alan Charlton has expressed himself through a meticulous construction of his works, the result of which is marked by maximum visual simplicity.
The artist says of himself "I am an artist who makes a grey painting". The paintings he created are actually variations of a single grey painting, absolute, which materializes time after time with new geometric shapes and colour ranges.
The raw material of the work is the space that contains it, for which it is designed and built. The purity of the image thus constructed, its accuracy and precision, suggest, for every exhibition experience of the artist, a sort of need for the intervention.
Charlton's compositional typologies are based on archetypal forms such as the rectangle, the square or the cross. The repetition and modularity of these geometries return a sense of silence and expectation, sought after throughout the artist's work.
The creation of the works is meticulously followed by the artist who, at the same time, tries to maintain a sort of objective and impersonal detachment, with a consequent rarefaction of the brushstroke, almost to the point of dissolving the colour in the canvas.
The artist's relationship with the Artiaco Gallery has long been consolidated and is testified by the numerous personal exhibitions held in 1990, 1992, 1995, 1999 and 2000.