5 September 2021

Hugh Mendes 9/11 Works Revisited In London Retrospective

100 paintings spanning 20 years of work, the exhibition will provide a fascinating overview of Mendes’ career

4 February 2021

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Creating During Crisis: With Matthew Burrows MBE – Zavier Ellis – Paul Carter Robinson FRSA

In this talk organised by the London Art Fair Paul Carter Robinson FRSA Editor of Artlyst welcomes panelists Matthew Burrows MBE Artist and founder of the Artist Support Pledge and Artist/Gallerist Zavier Ellis of Charlie Smith London.

6 September 2020

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Geraldine Swayne: Annunciation And The Unspoken – Artlyst Interview 

Geraldine Swayne is a highly regarded painter known for her intimate portrait and figure paintings in enamel on copper, aluminium and canvas. Her subjects engage in everyday activities

9 February 2020

Hugh Mendes: The Inverted Gaze – Sue Hubbard

In 1972 John Berger suggested that “The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled.” The male gaze, he argued in Ways of Seeing, for centuries defined the way we looked at the female subject.

25 July 2019

Ten Questions About Ten Years Of Charlie Smith London Zavier Ellis In Conversation With Paul Carter Robinson

Zavier Ellis is the founder and director of CHARLIE SMITH LONDON, a vibrant contemporary art gallery in Shoreditch, London, which is currently celebrating their 10th Anniversary.

8 July 2019

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19 March 2019

Archaeologies Charlie Smith London – Davina Jackson Pontone – Edward Lucie-Smith

Two of the most consistent of these in terms of quality are Charlie Smith London, situated above a pub in Shoreditch; and the Pontone Gallery, just a step away from Sloane Square. Both of these galleries have just opened slightly unexpected shows.

6 February 2019

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Hugh Mendes Unveils A Menagerie Of Dead Artists

Hugh Mendes returns for his third solo exhibition, mid September, at Charlie Smith London with a Menagerie of historical paintings of dead artists.

17 July 2018

Mythos Against Innovation – Charlie Smith London – Edward Lucie-Smith

Charlie Smith London has long been one of the most reliable innovative galleries in Shoreditch.

15 May 2018

17 February 2018

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Hugh Mendes: Donald Trump Obituary Painting Is Not Just Fake News

Hugh Mendes has created his most controversial image to date, for his latest exhibition, a group show at CHARLIE SMITH LONDON.

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!