Charles Richardson

b.1979, Leek, UK. Lives and works in London, UK


Charles Richardson
Charles Richardson, Invites Installation.



Charles Richardson completed an MA in Fine Art at Slade School of Art in 2014. He was the winner of the 2014 Saatchi New Sensations prize for his video installation Rehearsal. Richardson has a solo exhibition at Cabin Gallery, London in January 2015, and was recently included in Bloomberg New Contemporaries, World Museum, Liverpool and ICA, London, 2014–15.

In his animated videos Charles Richardson explores themes of male identity and the absurdities of contemporary existence. His works comprise 3D scanned imagery of human bodies bound in everyday detritus, combined with fragments of found and self-generated audio. Rendered as hollow digital shells around and through which a camera swoops and pans, the figures appear as both withdrawn objects and emotionally resonant avatars. New technologies for picturing the human form are utilised by Richardson to make unexpected connections between bombastic baroque sculpture, monuments to national heroes, and the contents of a studio waste-paper basket.