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Charles Wilkin

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Love Has A Liquid Center, 2012 Collage on Paper 9" X 12" © charles wilkin
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This Way If You Please, 2012 Collage on Paper 9"x 12" © charles wilkin
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The Mind Reader, 2012 Collage on Paper 10" X10" © charles wilkin
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The Underworlds, 2012 Collage on Paper 9"x 12" © charles wilkin
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A Century of Sundays, 2012 Collage on Paper 8" X 12" © charles wilkin
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A Presence Uknown, 2012 Collage on Paper 10" X10.5" © charles wilkin
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For Neverland, A Crow I Seek, 2012 Collage on Paper 9"x 12" © charles wilkin
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All That Remains, 2011 Collage on Paper 8" X 10" © charles wilkin
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From Beyond I'm Forever Watching You, 2011 Collage on Paper 11" X 14" © charles wilkin
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The Wolf Only Knocks Once, 2011 Collage on Paper 9"x 12" © charles wilkin
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Buffalo, NY
Birth year
1969
Lives in
Brooklyn, NY
Schools
Columbus College of Art and Design, 1992, BFA
Tags
collage-assemblage mixed-media
Statement

Artist Statement

Fundamentally my work investigates the innate struggle between cause and effect. Derived primarily from the study of headlines, sounds bites and idle conversations my assemblages attempt to transpose these disjointed remnants of media overload and targeted consumption into tangible yet uncertain analogies. My motivation and objective is simply to mirror our behavior by fusing these cultural fragments into new stories that challenge our collective assumptions and aspirations. Offering in return alternate realities and uninhibited probabilities as a manifesto for absolution.

The immediate nature of collage along with the diverse mediums and improvisational assembly techniques I employ replicate the frenetic world we live in. By affording nothing more than filtered reflections my work is able to remove itself from the expectations of reality and aesthetic, relying rather on instinctual analysis as a means to critique our environment. This subjective process also provides an unobstructed opportunity to freely intertwine conventional artist mediums with modern technologies, such as giclee, polymer gel transfers and digital manipulation. Together these methods bridge the past with the present, transforming familiar imagery into mysterious quilt like compositions that expose humanities often misguided ambition for the future.

Through a compound perspective of suspicion and conviction my evaluation of this world is informed and revised daily, distilling further my underlying obsession with the idyllically mundane. From within this conceptual and systemic framework style and technique are exploited only as a means to an end. My work is essentially a product of its environment, for me clarity and relief is found solely through the process itself. What remains is a new and deconstructed remnant of our existence, an undefined record to be reconsidered. The conclusion, if any, is left to the viewer’s discretion.

CV

2011
All That Remains
Group Show
Guest Curator and Exhibiting Artist
Ugly Art Room, Brooklyn, New York

2011
Days Are Numbered
Solo Show
Alliance Gallery, Narrowsburg, New York

2011
Art on the Edge
Group Show
Hawley Silk Mill, Hawley, Pennsylvania

2011
Cutters
Group Show
The Parlour, Brooklyn, New York

2010
Retroism
Group Show
Retrospective Gallery, Byron Bay, Australia

2007
New Works
Group Show
Applegate Gallery, Santa Monica, California

2007
Cut And Paste
Group Show
Tag Art Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee

2006
Deconstructing The American Image
Group Show
Museum Works Gallery, Hollywood, California

2006
Rivieria Triennial
Group Show
Rivera Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

2003
Index-A
Solo Show
Rivera Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

1996
Mixing Messages
Group Show
Copper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York

Collections

Permanent Collection
Museum of Decorative Arts, Hamburg, Germany

Permanent Collection
Index-A
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Publications

Index-A By Charles Wilkin
Published By Die-Gestalten Verlag (2003)
Isbn 3-931126-71-4

Additional Publications

Arkitip # 20, Emigre Issue #63, I-DN, Juxtapoz, Metropolis Magazine, Rojo

Awards

2003 Nominee National Communication Design Award
Copper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York, New York

Education

1992 Bachelor of Fine Arts
The Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus Ohio