03.01.2020 by Charles Burns
A short post to announce that my 2020 studio catalogue has now been launched. Click here to download your free copy!
2019 was an interesting year in the art studio. It started with a much-needed and long-overdue studio clearout, in which I simply got rid of most of the unsold work from the last twenty years to so. This has made a massive difference , leaving with the feeling that I finally have space to work.
I continued with my experiments to combine painting, drawing and silhouettes. It seems to be a new direction for me, and I can’t think why I didn’t do this years ago. Possibly because I was working on a book, then a film, and because the studio was full of “stuff”.
“I’m happy to present a series of experiments into the attributes and form of a silhouette. I’ve been working woth silhouettes all my life, but have only recently began to realise that they are what I do, that they define who I am as an artist. Here are paper cuttings, oil paintings on canvas, ink studies on paper, drawings, sketches, photographs and digital collage. All the media I most enjoy used to make silhouettes, which seem to point in a new artistic direction. Each to be further explored and refined the new decade to come.”