Charlie Billingham (b.1984 London, England) previously studied Fine Art and History of Art at Edinburgh College of Art and the University of Edinburgh.
Through a process of layering, much akin to the production of collage, Billingham combines paintings with sculptural and printed objects to create pleasurable interior environments. A series of oil paintings loosely mimics and suggests the gesture of revelation that refers to the unmasking of the villain, seen at the end of episodes of Scooby Doo. These hang-on mirrors evoke the effect of a dream or memory sequence in a cartoon. Objects activate and engage with the paintings, proposing an alternative home for them, outside of the gallery.
RA Schools graduate
Born: 1984 in London, England, United Kingdom
RA Schools student from 2010 to 2013
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Charlie Billingham often produces paintings, prints and site-responsive installations using expanded approaches to painting that refer to the history of British Satirical print, both through their uses of graphic boldness and in their repeated appropriations of fractured imagery whose details quote Gillray, Rowlandson and a Hogarthian comic narrative tradition.
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