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Medium: Coloured Inks on Arches, watercolour paper
Dimensions: 103 x 153
Year created: 2014
Location: London
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Untitled Clifford Charles

Charles describes ink as 'the memory of water' and almost all of his work features abstract daubs which thrive on the immediacy of ink and water to create a vocabulary of fluidity and spontaneity through medium and colour.

This piece, Untitled, allowed Charles to "incorporate the contemplative gestures of Neolithic Cave drawings, echoing the warm orange tones of the cycle of life."


Clifford Charles

Clifford Charles spent his formative years as an artist caught in the apartheid struggle in South Africa working as part of an artist group Afrika Cultural Centre which was closed down by the regime.

Charles has exhibited internationally, including exhibitions in post-genocide Rwanda and at the 50th Venice Biennale in 2003.  He was awarded the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Art Residency in Italy and took part in Kochi-Muziris Biennale - India's first Biennale.