Atomica Gallery is proud to present SOFT LIFE/HARD NITES, a solo exhibition of new works from visionary American artist Charlie Roberts (b.1984).
Celebrating the idiosyncratic and sometimes chaotic nature of contemporary life, Charlie Roberts is an uncompromisingly energetic and uninhibited artist. Growing up in Kansas, the influence of the US state’s folk art roots is clear; Roberts creates from instinct and refuses to over-think his process.
Working in his studio, located in the Norwegian forest in Oslo, to an exclusively hip-hop soundtrack; Lil Wayne, Gucci Mane and Rick Ross are as much an influence in his work as the European Renaissance masters Pieter Bruegel and Van Eyck. Marrying art history references and specific pop-cultural passions are key to Roberts’ brilliance and in SOFT LIFE/HARD NITES we will see acrobatic amazonian women with hip-hop swagger pull shapes like they fell out of a Matisse painting and into the 21st century.
Roberts has previously exhibited numerous times in international galleries, including Kravets|Wehby Gallery (New York), David Risley Gallery (Copenhagen), Richard Heller Gallery (Los Angeles) and Galleri Magnus Karlsson (Stockholm). SOFT LIFE/HARD NITES will be Roberts’ debut UK exhibition.
Join us for the opening reception of Charlie Roberts solo exhibition ‘SOFT LIFE/HARD NITES’ on Thursday 19th February 6-9pm.
All work will be available to purchase. To request a copy of the preview catalogue please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out our interview with Charlie here.
‘SOFT LIFE/HARD NITES’ CHARLIE ROBERTS SOLO EXHIBITION
19th February – 7th March 2015
Opening Reception: Thurs 19th Feb 6-9pm
Atomica Gallery, 7 Greens Court, London, W1F 0HQ