PAINTING REPRODUCTION CHARLOTTE SNOOK

Charlotte Snook’s practice is deeply invested in allegory, art history and re-imagination. Velazquez’s ‘Las Meninas’, Rodin’s intricate Gates of Hell, Giambattista Tiepolo’s drawings, Goya’s ‘Black Paintings’, the story of Judith and Holofernes, and Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida, sources full of elegance and violence, set the foundations for Snook’s creation of her own powerful, enchanted world. The paintings are populated with vaguely familiar yet unknown quantities, smeared and spontaneously reworked into oblivion. The minimalism of the drawings commune with piles of sinners and the sinned against. The damned figures lead us back to tension in the paintings. Snook’s themes follow each other from drawing to canvas and sculpture and back again, mutating and exposing fresh human vulnerabilities with each reinvention we encounter.Her themes follow each other from drawing to canvas and sculpture and back again, mutating and exposing fresh human vulnerabilities with each reinvention we encounter. The work takes us to the edge and asks us to question what we see. As a viewer, one looks for a safe place to rest–places to identify and name. Snook gives us a platform to jump from… but the excitement of these works is that there is no place to truly land or settle.

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YouTube production "Ordinary Things"
Ordinary Things explained by a not so ordinary person. Well extraordinary things do happen in real-life as a pro YouTuber visits the studio....
ALEX RUSSELL FLINT
Working with Alex Russell Flint in the studio producing photographic documentation. He is a British artist specialising in representational narrative works in oil and charcoal.
Mark Rothko Art Centre.
Maibritt Ulvedal Bjelke
MARK THOMAS
Enjoyed very much having the extraordinary Mark Thomas in the studio, and to be able to support him photographically for this amazing show.