29 October 2017

Sam Jackson – Derek Ridgers At Charlie Smith London By Edward Lucie-Smith

The Sam Jackson-Derek Ridgers show currently on view at Charlie Smith London, and due to be seen again next April at the Galerie Heike Strelow in Frankfurt, carries with it a curious echo of the Soutine show, now on view at the Courtauld Gallery.

4 March 2017

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Armory Show Highlights By Gallerist Zavier Ellis Of Charlie Smith London

The Armory Show, which opened to the public in New York on 2 March is always one of the highlights of the art fair season. This year, the first fully under new Executive Director Benjamin Genocchio is a step to separate the fair competitors like Frieze and Art Basel. “This is not a franchise fair,” Genocchio explained to the assembled press before the doors opened on Wednesday. “This is a New York institution.”

23 December 2016

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Young Gods Celebrates Tenth Curated Exhibition Fresh From London Art Schools

The tenth edition of Young Gods, curated by Zavier Ellis, which opens at CHARLIE SMITH LONDON on 13 January is always an important exhibition to visit if you want to continue to have your ear to the ground!

12 October 2016

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Hugh Mendes Talks to Artlyst About His Preoccupation With Death And Memento Mori

Hugh Mendes is a German-born British painter. He graduated with an MA in Fine Art from City and Guilds of London Art School,  in 2001 after reading a BA (Hons) in Fine Art at Chelsea School of Art 1975-78. Mendes’ work has been shown globally at Museum shows and it is in prominent private collections […]

6 September 2016

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German Enfant Terrible Florian Heinke First London Solo Exhibition Unveiled

Florian Heinke has his first London solo exhibition at the popular Charlie Smith London Gallery in Shoreditch, opening this week. Heinke is known for his paintings that alternate between political polemics and transcendental beauty. Combining text and image only in black acrylic on unprimed canvas, Heinke’s methods are unique and highly impactful. Schooled initially on the streets of […]

23 July 2016

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Charlie Smith London Announces Ten finalists For Anthology Art Competition

The Anthology Art Competition sponsored by CHARLIE SMITH LONDON is always one of the high points of the Summer art season. Each year thousands of applications are sifted through to define the long-list which is then whittled down to ten finalists. The work always represents excellence and is used as a barometer to measure new emerging contemporary […]

7 November 2015

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Exhibition New London Figurative To Open At CHARLIE SMITH LONDON

CHARLIE SMITH LONDON presents ‘New London Figurative’. The exhibition is a response to the rising dominance of the use of the figure in contemporary art, presenting three new wave artists who work with the figure in profoundly contrasting ways. Jelena Bulajić is concerned with the ageing human face. Her unrelenting gaze is realized in small […]

6 August 2015

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Artlyst Photo Special: Anthology 2015 At CHARLIE SMITH London

CHARLIE SMITH LONDON announces its fifth edition of the annual juried exhibition Anthology. Selected and curated by internationally respected art world professionals, Anthology is a multi-disciplinary exhibition that reaches out democratically to artists worldwide. Presented at the CHARLIE SMITH LONDON gallery in Shoreditch, London, the exhibition will continue to be a key barometer of emerging […]

4 June 2015

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Emma Bennett To Open At Charlie Smith London

CHARLIE SMITH LONDON is delighted to present Emma Bennett with her third one person show at the gallery. For this exhibition Bennett has created an exquisite set of intimate oil paintings on oak panels. Combining appropriated still life elements with beds, fire and landscapes; this is a significantly personalised series. Exploring the fleeting nature of […]

23 April 2015

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Dominic Shepherd To Open At CHARLIE SMITH London

CHARLIE SMITH London presents Dominic Shepherd in the artist’s latest exhibition ‘Bare Foot Prophet’. In this exhibition Dominic Shepherd responds to the progress of our times, channelled via his own idiosyncratic circumstances. Edging towards the end of an idyll, where development has come to interrupt a fifteen year reverie, the artist states: ‘this new body […]

27 February 2015

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Anti-Social Realism: New Exhibition For CHARLIE SMITH LONDON

The exhibition ‘Anti-Social Realism’ soon to open at CHARLIE SMITH, LONDON, will attempt to pose new pictorial possibilities through artworks that tackle notions of contemporary realism and offer us a distant echo of a political reality. The wry misnomer of the exhibition’s title slips between many interwoven threads, simultaneously conjuring up images of ‘anti-social behaviour […]

3 February 2015

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Tom Butler Second Solo Exhibition At CHARLIE SMITH LONDON

In this new exhibition at CHARLIE SMITH LONDON Tom Butler continues to evolve his ongoing series of appropriated Victorian cabinet cards. Painted with beautifully delicate gouache, each subject is laboriously transformed, being engaged by an inexplicable shape, pattern or species. The inherent character of the card, with its clear traces of the passing of time; […]

1 February 2015

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Zavier Ellis Compares Young Gods, Misogyny, And Absurdity

The young artist/curator Zavier Ellis runs the highly regarded CHARLIE SMITH London, the gallery has a history of identifying some of London’s best new art talent. Ellis has again curated ‘Young Gods’ at Griffin Gallery, and CHARLIE SMITH London, for the third year running. The artist/curator’s annual selection of graduates from London art schools is […]

25 January 2015

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Zavier Ellis Explores Young Gods, Modernism, And Jigsaws

Young artist/curator Zavier Ellis runs the highly regarded CHARLIE SMITH London, which is renowned for identifying some of London’s best new art talent. Ellis has again curated ‘Young Gods’ at Griffin Gallery, and CHARLIE SMITH London, for the third year running. The artist/curator’s annual selection of graduates from London art schools is recognised as a […]

21 January 2015

Young Gods: At CHARLIE SMITH London – 2014’s Top Graduate Artists

CHARLIE SMITH London presents the 2015 edition of the annual exhibition ‘Young Gods’, in collaboration with The Griffin Gallery London. The show is taking place simultaneously across two locations in the west and east of London. Both exhibitions have been selected and curated by Zavier Ellis, director of Shoreditch gallery CHARLIE SMITH, and co-founder of […]

18 January 2015

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Zavier Ellis Talks To Artlyst About Young Gods, Narratives, And Toothpaste

Zavier Ellis is a young artist/curator who runs the highly regarded CHARLIE SMITH London, a gallery with a history of identifying some of London’s best new art talent. Ellis has again curated ‘Young Gods’ at Griffin Gallery, and CHARLIE SMITH London, for the third year running. The artist/curator’s annual selection of graduates from London art […]

9 January 2015

Young Gods: Zavier Ellis Brings You 2014’s Top Graduate Artists

The Griffin Gallery presents the 2015 edition of the annual exhibition ‘Young Gods’, in collaboration with CHARLIE SMITH London. The show is taking place simultaneously across two locations in the west and east of London. Selected and curated by Zavier Ellis, director of Shoreditch gallery CHARLIE SMITH London and co-founder of THE FUTURE CAN WAIT, […]