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George Charman

MA work

My work examines how place is formed through surface and perspective. The image acts as a vantage point from which to perceive the impossible as real. By locating objects within places we naturally assign them dwellings, relevant to their particular purpose and history. The object is, in a sense, governed by its function. When form is flattened by the image, it is perspective and surface that determine its objectness and illusion that belies its function. What's left is a dysfunctional simulation of existence that embodies the vestiges of some meaningful and purposeful history. It is this idea of a dysfunctional simulation within the flattened image that I attempt to convey in my work.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Printmaking, 2008

  • My work examines how place is formed through surface and perspective. The image acts as a vantage point from which to perceive the impossible as real. By locating objects within places we naturally assign them dwellings, relevant to their particular purpose and history. The object is, in a sense, governed by its function. When form is flattened by the image, it is perspective and surface that determine its objectness and illusion that belies its function. What's left is a dysfunctional simulation of existence that embodies the vestiges of some meaningful and purposeful history. It is this idea of a dysfunctional simulation within the flattened image that I attempt to convey in my work.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons) Sculpture, Surrey Institute of Art and Design, 2005
  • Exhibitions

  • Works on Paper, Empire Gallery, London, 2008; Paint Works Gallery, Bristol, 2008; There And Back Again, Royal College of Art, 2007; Bright Young Things, Your Art Group, Berlin, Germany, 2005
  • Awards

  • First Prize, Outstanding Artist, Helen Chadwick Travel Prize, 2007; Shortlisted, Emerging Artist, 20-21 Century Art Prize, 2007; First Prize, Young Artist, The Your Art Group Rising Star, 2005