Between 3 October and 10 November, 2013, Charlotte Bracegirdle (shortlisted for the Young Masters Art Prize, 2009) will be at the Hite Art Institute at the University of Louisville.
Charlotte Bracegirdle’s small paintings depict direct scenes from Old Master paintings. She paints on images that already exist: all reproductions, digitally mass produced in books, postcards or prints. The printed surface is usually glossy, a perfect even finish, but the paint disrupts this surface, leaving a shadow where once was a person or an object holding that person. Devoid of their central visual element, the paintings seek to echo the subtle traces that we leave behind. Bracegirdle explains, ‘When a person no longer occupies a space everything appears different, but visually nothing is altered. Everything looks, smells and feels, as it was when that person was there. The pictures become empty stages, deserted and uncanny – left only with hints of past activity.’
Charlotte Bracegirdle, The Artist’s Studio, after Courbet, 2009, Acrylic on bought print, 38 x 22 cm / 15 x 8.7 in.
The artist completed an MA at the Royal College of Art in 2006, after a BA Fine Art from Southampton Institute. Bracegirdle was the Beck’s Canvas winner 2008, was awarded the Davis Langdon Award Exhibition and was shortlisted for Bloomberg New Contemporaries in 2007 and Young Masters Art Prize in 2009.
The artist has exhibited internationally with The Cynthia Corbett Gallery, and her work will be exhibited as part of Young Masters 2013, Sphinx Fine Art exhibition in trendy Kensington.
Young Masters | Sphinx Fine Art
Tues 8th Oct – Wed 23rd Oct, 2013
Mon. – Fri. 10am – 6pm
Sat. 11am – 4pm or by appointment
125 Kensington Church Street, London W8 7LP