Charlie Roberts, Summer Boy With Rabbit (detail), 2019 (Painted wood, 127 x 35 x 24 cm).
Installation view. Photography E. Pera and S. Raffaelli.
Installation view. Photography E. Pera and S. Raffaelli.
Charlie Roberts, Forest Fun, 2019 (Watercolour on paper, 26 x 19 cm). Photography E. Pera and S. Raffaelli.
Installation view. Photography E. Pera and S. Raffaelli.
Installation view. Photography E. Pera and S. Raffaelli.
Installation view. Photography E. Pera and S. Raffaelli.
Installation view. Photography E. Pera and S. Raffaelli.
Charlie Roberts, Lizard Bench, 2019 (Painted wood, 40 x 116 x 40 cm). Photography E. Pera and S. Raffaelli.
Installation view. Photography E. Pera and S. Raffaelli.
Installation view. Photography E. Pera and S. Raffaelli.
Installation view. Photography E. Pera and S. Raffaelli.
Charlie Roberts, Green Eyes, 2019 (Painted wood, 52 x 35 x 30 cm). Photography E. Pera and S. Raffaelli.
Installation view. Photography E. Pera and S. Raffaelli.
Charlie Roberts, Summer Boy With Rabbit, 2019 (Painted wood, 127 x 35 x 24 cm). Photography E. Pera and S. Raffaelli.
Charlie Roberts, Summer Boy With Rabbit (detail), 2019 (Painted wood, 127 x 35 x 24 cm). Photography E. Pera and S. Raffaelli.
Charlie Roberts, Summer Boy With Rabbit, 2019 (Painted wood, 127 x 35 x 24 cm). Photography E. Pera and S. Raffaelli.
Installation view. Photography E. Pera and S. Raffaelli.
Charlie Roberts Blå Aplesin, 2019 (Painted wood, 100 x 36 x 20 cm). Photography E. Pera and S. Raffaelli.
Charlie Roberts, Blå Aplesin (detail), 2019 (Painted wood, 100 x 36 x 20 cm). Photography E. Pera and S. Raffaelli.
Charlie Roberts Blå Aplesin, 2019 (Painted wood, 100 x 36 x 20 cm). Photography E. Pera and S. Raffaelli.
Installation view. Photography E. Pera and S. Raffaelli.
Charlie Roberts, Gucci Dog With Carrot (detail), 2019 (Painted wood, 120 x 42 x 23 cm). Photography E. Pera and S. Raffaelli.
Charlie Roberts, Gucci Dog With Carrot, 2019 (Painted wood, 120 x 42 x 23 cm). Photography E. Pera and S. Raffaelli.
Installation view. Photography E. Pera and S. Raffaelli.
Installation view. Photography E. Pera and S. Raffaelli.
Installation view. Photography E. Pera and S. Raffaelli.
Charlie Roberts, Woman With Pineapple (detail), 2019 (Painted wood, 110 x 34 x 15 cm). Photography E. Pera and S. Raffaelli.
Charlie Roberts, Woman With Pineapple, 2019 (Painted wood, 110 x 34 x 15 cm). Photography E. Pera and S. Raffaelli.
Installation view. Photography E. Pera and S. Raffaelli.
Installation view. Photography E. Pera and S. Raffaelli.
Charlie Roberts, Autumn Harvest, 2019 (Painted wood, 110 x 40 x 21 cm). Photography E. Pera and S. Raffaelli.
Charlie Roberts, Autumn Harvest, 2019 (Painted wood, 110 x 40 x 21 cm). Photography E. Pera and S. Raffaelli.
Charlie Roberts, Summer Boy With Rabbit (detail), 2019 (Painted wood, 127 x 35 x 24 cm).
Installation view. Photography E. Pera and S. Raffaelli.
Installation view. Photography E. Pera and S. Raffaelli.
Charlie Roberts, Forest Fun, 2019 (Watercolour on paper, 26 x 19 cm). Photography E. Pera and S. Raffaelli.
Installation view. Photography E. Pera and S. Raffaelli.
Installation view. Photography E. Pera and S. Raffaelli.
Installation view. Photography E. Pera and S. Raffaelli.
Installation view. Photography E. Pera and S. Raffaelli.
Charlie Roberts, Lizard Bench, 2019 (Painted wood, 40 x 116 x 40 cm). Photography E. Pera and S. Raffaelli.
Installation view. Photography E. Pera and S. Raffaelli.
Installation view. Photography E. Pera and S. Raffaelli.
Installation view. Photography E. Pera and S. Raffaelli.
Charlie Roberts, Green Eyes, 2019 (Painted wood, 52 x 35 x 30 cm). Photography E. Pera and S. Raffaelli.
Installation view. Photography E. Pera and S. Raffaelli.
Charlie Roberts, Summer Boy With Rabbit, 2019 (Painted wood, 127 x 35 x 24 cm). Photography E. Pera and S. Raffaelli.
Charlie Roberts, Summer Boy With Rabbit (detail), 2019 (Painted wood, 127 x 35 x 24 cm). Photography E. Pera and S. Raffaelli.
Charlie Roberts, Summer Boy With Rabbit, 2019 (Painted wood, 127 x 35 x 24 cm). Photography E. Pera and S. Raffaelli.
Installation view. Photography E. Pera and S. Raffaelli.
Charlie Roberts Blå Aplesin, 2019 (Painted wood, 100 x 36 x 20 cm). Photography E. Pera and S. Raffaelli.
Charlie Roberts, Blå Aplesin (detail), 2019 (Painted wood, 100 x 36 x 20 cm). Photography E. Pera and S. Raffaelli.
Charlie Roberts Blå Aplesin, 2019 (Painted wood, 100 x 36 x 20 cm). Photography E. Pera and S. Raffaelli.
Installation view. Photography E. Pera and S. Raffaelli.
Charlie Roberts, Gucci Dog With Carrot (detail), 2019 (Painted wood, 120 x 42 x 23 cm). Photography E. Pera and S. Raffaelli.
Charlie Roberts, Gucci Dog With Carrot, 2019 (Painted wood, 120 x 42 x 23 cm). Photography E. Pera and S. Raffaelli.
Installation view. Photography E. Pera and S. Raffaelli.
Installation view. Photography E. Pera and S. Raffaelli.
Installation view. Photography E. Pera and S. Raffaelli.
Charlie Roberts, Woman With Pineapple (detail), 2019 (Painted wood, 110 x 34 x 15 cm). Photography E. Pera and S. Raffaelli.
Charlie Roberts, Woman With Pineapple, 2019 (Painted wood, 110 x 34 x 15 cm). Photography E. Pera and S. Raffaelli.
Installation view. Photography E. Pera and S. Raffaelli.
Installation view. Photography E. Pera and S. Raffaelli.
Charlie Roberts, Autumn Harvest, 2019 (Painted wood, 110 x 40 x 21 cm). Photography E. Pera and S. Raffaelli.
Charlie Roberts, Autumn Harvest, 2019 (Painted wood, 110 x 40 x 21 cm). Photography E. Pera and S. Raffaelli.

Charlie Roberts
Pastoral Psychedelia
A residency program and exhibition hosted by Cascina Gilli (Castelnuovo Don Bosco, Italy)
With a text by Domenico de Chirico
Jul 13 — Aug 25, 2019

  • Pastoral Psychedelia is a solo presentation of sculptures and works on paper by the Oslo based American artist Charlie Roberts. All the works were be produced during a two weeks long residency on the scenic villa in Monferrato housing the awarded Italian wine producer Cascina Gilli.

     

    The term psychedelia takes its significance from the union of the two Greek words ψυχή (psykhé) and δῆλος (dêlos). The meaning of the the locution dêlos encapsulates something mystical and extremely strong. Not far from the more archaic definition of the Greek word aletheia, whose most accurate translation would be unveiling—its significance is deeply linked to the primordial act of revealing. In these circumstances, what is revealed, explained, clarified, unfolded, opened is the psyche, the energy and vital force on which the concept of being is grounded. The stratification of being in its different physical states seems like finding in this term an extremely effective explication.

    The crazed work of Charlie Roberts, composed of an obsessive and vast imaginary which allows the persistence of abstract models and primitive brutality next to soft lines and seducing figuration, seems able to encapsulate the deepest meaning of the term psychedelia. Giving to the viewer a complex perspective whose references are at once aesthetically contemporary and based on fundamental art historical sources—his work ushers a lysergic experience as a medium to investigate a multiplicity of cultural aspects, whose visual expression becomes a catalyser and irreplaceable manifestation of such intersection. This multiplying force, this compulsive energy carves through the sculptural works by the artist; and under this light all acquires a different substance. The bi—dimensional eclecticism characterising Charlie Roberts’ pictorial works finds renewed strength in this more materic and ancient process, that suggests inspirations which are pastoral and idyllic, yet of a brutal feverishness that is well transposed by oak’s tenacity.

    Bathed in light was the island of Delos when the god of Sun was born on its shores; bathed in light is as well the matter which manifests vividly a psyche which is broadened and metamorphosed by the contamination of techniques and styles elaborated as twisted bulrushes.

    Domenico de Chirico, 2019

     

    Cascina Gilli
    Via Nevissano 36, 14022 Castelnuovo Don Bosco (AT) – Italy
    Google Maps
    Telephone: +39 011 987 69 84
    GPS coordinates: N 45,06462° E 7,96366°

  • Pastoral Psychedelia is a solo presentation of sculptures and works on paper by the Oslo based American artist Charlie Roberts. All the works were be produced during a two weeks long residency on the scenic villa in Monferrato housing the awarded Italian wine producer Cascina Gilli.

     

    The term psychedelia takes its significance from the union of the two Greek words ψυχή (psykhé) and δῆλος (dêlos). The meaning of the the locution dêlos encapsulates something mystical and extremely strong. Not far from the more archaic definition of the Greek word aletheia, whose most accurate translation would be unveiling—its significance is deeply linked to the primordial act of revealing. In these circumstances, what is revealed, explained, clarified, unfolded, opened is the psyche, the energy and vital force on which the concept of being is grounded. The stratification of being in its different physical states seems like finding in this term an extremely effective explication.

    The crazed work of Charlie Roberts, composed of an obsessive and vast imaginary which allows the persistence of abstract models and primitive brutality next to soft lines and seducing figuration, seems able to encapsulate the deepest meaning of the term psychedelia. Giving to the viewer a complex perspective whose references are at once aesthetically contemporary and based on fundamental art historical sources—his work ushers a lysergic experience as a medium to investigate a multiplicity of cultural aspects, whose visual expression becomes a catalyser and irreplaceable manifestation of such intersection. This multiplying force, this compulsive energy carves through the sculptural works by the artist; and under this light all acquires a different substance. The bi—dimensional eclecticism characterising Charlie Roberts’ pictorial works finds renewed strength in this more materic and ancient process, that suggests inspirations which are pastoral and idyllic, yet of a brutal feverishness that is well transposed by oak’s tenacity.

    Bathed in light was the island of Delos when the god of Sun was born on its shores; bathed in light is as well the matter which manifests vividly a psyche which is broadened and metamorphosed by the contamination of techniques and styles elaborated as twisted bulrushes.

    Domenico de Chirico, 2019

     

    Cascina Gilli
    Via Nevissano 36, 14022 Castelnuovo Don Bosco (AT) – Italy
    Google Maps
    Telephone: +39 011 987 69 84
    GPS coordinates: N 45,06462° E 7,96366°

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  • Reviews

    Charlie Roberts at Cascina Gilli
    Art Viewer — Aug 13, 2019

    Charlie Roberts at Cascina Gilli / Castelnuovo Don Bosco, Italy
    Daily Lazy — Jul 24, 2019

    Pastoral Psychedelia by Charlie Roberts
    Artmirror — Jul 25, 2019

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