Alan Charlton

The paintings of Alan Charlton (Sheffield, UK, 1948) are studies based on grey colour. In order to create them, the artist employs a systematic method through which he calculates both size and structure.

Charlton’s work has redefined the traditional relationship between artwork and viewer, because, in most of cases, the paintings are not specially made for a concrete space. In fact, the works adapts to changing conditions of different environments and this is due to the accuracy of Charlton’s canvases. Hence, his paintings offer very different visual experience depends on the space in which they are located.

After removing any minor detail, Charlton's paintings draw attention to the space in which they are located because of their sobriety and balance. This dialogue between art and space generate a new relationship between the work of art and viewers. The precision of Charlton's painting contrasts with the variable conditions of different environments in which they are presented. Because of that reason, the paintings offer different experience depending on the space in which they are shown.

Charlton’s work forms part of some of the most important Museums and public collection such as Arts Council Collection (London, United Kingdom), Contemporary Art Collection ‘La Caixa’ (Barcelona, Spain), Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris, France), Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (Paris, France), Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Castello di Rivoli (Turin, Italy), Museum Abteiberg, (Mönchengladbach, Germany), el MuHKA Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst (Antwerp, Belgium) and Tate Modern (London, United Kingdom).