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Claude Charlier

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20130915212413-fanta_smaller
Fanta, 2012 Acrylic Paint With Silver, Iron and Copper Pigments on Canvas 26" X 36" © @claudecharlier
20130915212703-dark_dog_small
Dark Dog, 2012 Acrylic Paint With Silver, Iron and Copper Pigments on Canvas 26" X 36" © @claudecharlier
20130915213849-dr_pepper_small
Dr Pepper, 2012 Acrylic Paint With Silver, Iron and Copper Pigments on Canvas 26" X 36" © @ClaudeCharlier
20130915215121-sprite_bottle_small
Sprite Bottle, 2012 Acrylic Paint With Silver, Iron and Copper Pigments on Canvas 32" X 42" © @ClaudeCharlier
20140804144051-broken_iphone
Broken iPhone, 2013 Acrylic 57 X 38 X 1.5 Inches © claude charlier
20140716162907-arizona
Arizona Green Tea Photography 19 X 13 Inches © Claude Charlier
20131223182631-coke_zero
Coke Zero, 2013 Acrylic Paint With Pigments of Gold, Silver, Copper and Iron on Canvas Unique Signed, Dated and Titled With Catalogue Raisonné Registration Number on the Back of the Canvas 39" X 29" X 1-1/2" Inches © claude charlier
20130915215929-polar_bears_s
Polar Bears Coke, 2012 Acrylic Paint With Silver, Iron and Copper Pigments on Canvas 32" X 42" © @ClaudeCharlier
20130915220254-diet_coke_bottle_small
Diet Coke Bottle, 2012 Acrylic Paint With Silver, Iron and Copper Pigments on Canvas 32" X 42" © @ClaudeCharlier
20130915220552-red_bull_cola_small
Red Bull Cola, 2012 Acrylic Paint With Silver, Iron, Gold and Copper Pigments on Canvas 26" X 36" © @ClaudeCharlier
20130915220927-budweiser
Budweiser, 2012 Acrylic Paint With Silver, Iron and Copper Pigments on Canvas 37" X 58" © @ClaudeCharlier
20131223192026-coke_zero
Coke Zero, 2013 Acrylic Paint With Pgments of Gold, Silver, Copper and Iron on Canavs 39 X 29 X 1-1/2 Inches © claude charlier
20140716162942-black_corset
Black Corset Photography 19 X 13 Inches © Claude Charlier
20140802183818-120164
Fanta Orange Halloween, 2013 Acrylic 38 X 29.5 X 1.5 Inches © Claude Charlier
20140802183856-a120161
Dragon Ball Z, 2013 Acrylic 38 X 29.5 X 1.5 Inches © Claude Charlier
20140802184005-a120162
Black Budweiser, 2013 Acrylic 38 X 29.5 X 1.5 Inches © Claude Charlier
20140802184016-a120163
Baseball Coke, 2013 Acrylic 38 X 29 X 1.5 Inches © Claude Charlier
20140802184119-a120168
dark dog, 2013 Acrylic 29" X 38" © Claude Charlier
20140802184141-a120169
Black Red Bull, 2013 Acrylic 38 X 29 X 1.5 Inches © Claude Charlier
20130915210211-pepsi_heart
Pepsi Heart from the , 2013 Acrylic Paint With Pigments of Silver, Iron, Gold and Copper on Canvas 38 X 29.5" X 1.5 Inches © Claude Charlier
20130915210846-coke_zero
Coke Zero, 2013 Acrylic Paint With Silver, Iron and Copper Pigments on Canvas 26" X 36" © @claudecharlier
20130915211236-red_bull
Red Bull Classic, 2013 Acrylic Paint With Silver, Gold, Copper and Iron Pigments on Canvas 36 X 26 Inches © Claude Charlier
20130915215457-flag_cap_small
US Flag Cap, 2012 Acrylic Paint With Silver and Iron Pigments on Canvas 42 X 32 Inches © @ClaudeCharlier
20130915221134-perrier
Perrier, 2012 Acrylic Paint With Silver, Iron and Copper Pigments on Canvas 54 X 36 X 1.5 Inches © @ClaudeCharlier
20130915221354-7_up_cherry
7 up Cherry, 2012 Acrylic Paint With Silver, Iron and Copper Pigments on Canvas 36 X 26 X 1.5 Inches © @ClaudeCharlier
20130923181634-heineken_cap
Heineken Cap, 2012 Acrylic Paint With Silver, Copper and Iron Pigment on Canvas 26" X 36" © © Claude Charlier
20140409203021-a120171
Japanese Poem in Gold and Silver, 2014 Acrylic Paint With Pigments of Gold & Silver on Canvas 42 X 32 X 1.5 Inches © Claude Charlier
20140409203205-red_kami_oni
Red Kami Oni (God Vs Evil), 2014 Acrylic on Canvas 58 X 38 X 1.5 Inches © Claude Charlier
20140716162914-_10_000
¥10,000 Photography 19 X 13 Inches © Claude Charlier
20140716162928-asahi
Asahi Photography 19 X 13 Inches © Claude Charlier
20140716162948-broken_dreams
Broken dreams Photography 19 X 13 Inches © Claude Charlier
20140716163015-chair
The Chair Photography 13"x19" © Claude Charlier
20140716163017-china_doll
CHINA DOLL Photography 19 X 13 Inches © Claude Charlier
20140716163042-classic_coke
Classic Coke Photography 19 X 13 Inches © Claude Charlier
20140716163044-classified
Classified Photography 19 X 13 Inches © Claude Charlier
20140716163111-dark_dream
Dark Dream Photography 19 X 13 Inches © Claude Charlier
20140716163117-english_poem
English Poem Photography 13 X 19 Inches © Claude Charlier
20140716163137-flowers
Flowers Photography 19 X 19 Inches © Claude Charlier
20140716163138-foot_slave
Foot Fetish Photography 13 X 19 Inches © Claude Charlier
20140716163207-jeu_de_go
Jeu de Go Photography 19 X 13 Inches © Claude Charlier
20140716163225-japanese_poem
Japanese Poem Photography 19 X 13 Inches © Claude Charlier
20140716163235-my_florida
My Florida.com Photography 19 X 13 Inches © Claude Charlier
20140716163244-my_music
My Music Photography 13 X 19 Inches © Claude Charlier
20140716163255-planets
Planets Photography 13 X 19 Inches © Claude Charlier
20140716163318-shadows
Graffiti Photography 13 X 19 Inches © Claude Charlier
20140716163322-post_it
Memento Photography 19 X 13 Inches © Claude Charlier
20140716163344-success
Success Photography 19 X 13 Inches © Claude Charlier
20140716163357-steel_corset
Steel Corset Photography 19 X 13 Inches © Claude Charlier
20140728200643-bar_code
Bar Code, 2004 Photography 13 X 19 Inches © Claude Charlier
20140728210608-the_veil
The Veil Photography 19 X 13 Inches © Claude Charlier
20140802183733-a12089_blue_ribbon
Blue Ribbon, 2011 Acrylic 36 X 26 X 1.5 Inches © Claude Charlier
20140810150213-dita
Dita Von Teese Perrier, 2013 Acrylic Paint With Silver, Gold, Iron and Copper Pigments on Canvas 39 X 29 X 1.5 Inches © Claude Charlier
20140810150528-malboro
20140810150738-superman
20140811183219-a120159_copy
20140811190521-honey___apple_medium
Honey and Apple, 2013 Acrylic 43 X 32 X 1.5 Inches © Claude Charlier
20140810142745-untitled
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Nancy,France
Lives in
Miami
Works in
Miami
Representing galleries
Markowicz Fine Art Gallery, Artcature Fine Art, 2CforART, Gallery Valentine, Jacques Dupres Collection, Kaigado Gallery
Tags
pop, photography, photo
Statement

As far as I can remember, art has always been part of my life. Around the age of 11, I was so fascinated by the magic of black & white photography that I spent most of my playtime in a darkroom or drawing and painting anything that attracted my wandering mind. I guess being born in the Northeast part of France, where the colors are rare, I was attracted by the subtle colors of Japanese art as well as, on the other hand, by the bright colors of the American Pop Art. So, when I moved to Tokyo, I started to mix the two the same way that the Japanese culture does and that’s how my Pop World Project started. For me Art has to make people happy.  I want my collectors to smile when they wake up in the morning and look at my paintings on their wall. 

My Pop World Project is also my way of recycling daily objects that people don’t really look at or appreciate.
 
When I was still living in Japan I became fascinated by the designs of the different soft drink cans there, especially after they were emptied and thrown away to be flattened out by cars and time . Their shape and design took on a new dimension - one that was unique to each can, and I found myself starting a collection of those that had the most interesting shapes and textures. As I travelled all around the world I kept on collecting discarded cans that had a special beauty for me. My assistants would always wind up laughing as I would often run out into the middle of the street just to pick up some lonely flat can that no one paid any attention to. At the time I had no idea what to do with my growing little hoard of beautiful rubbish ... but I found that I was not alone in my attraction to their uniqueness. Every time I returned home, which was by then in Malibu, my son was more captivated by my cans than by the presents I brought him.  Sometimes I would sit in my studio in the calm of the night, and put them on the floor of my studio and make different shapes and collages with the cans. Then I started taking some black and white photographs of them and did a couple of exhibitions. But I was not satisfied with the results. So I kept on collecting for a few more years...And one day,  I took out a canvas and started to paint the cans I loved best, creating a series of paintings.
 
One by one I deconstructed them totally in my mind and then tried to recreate the beauty I saw in each one, especially that of the light creating  amazing, rich metallic reflections. That is why each painting is infused with gold, silver and copper pigments which I mix to try and show the unique light and beauty each of the cans I chose for this series holds for me.
 
BIO

Claude Charlier is an artist born in Nancy, France. He knew at a very early age that photography and painting was going to be his life's passion, though his studies remained on the classical arts; music and fine art in particular. After the usual first jobs, including working as a photographer for the French Government, he was asked to come and work at Paris Match after doing a scoop of a jail revolution. At that time, he also started to collaborate with Shuji Terayama, writer and director of the Tenjo Sajiki and  Suzuki Tadashi director of the Waseda Shogekijo, then co-wrote and directed “Laurence de Paris”. But soon, he realized that the theater world was not the perfect fit for him and he left Paris and London for Tokyo, and began a life that took him all over the world.

Apart from photography and painting, he also worked as an art director for 4 years creating international campaigns for majors Japanese companies, did a couple of  morning shows for Japanese networks and helped in creating several magazines like Tokyo Journal, Vu and G magazine.

Claude has lived and worked in Japan, Europe, South East Asia and in the USA, where he currently resides. His work has appeared in of the world’s major publications, and his client list includes an impressive list of the world’s major corporations and publications. He has won back to back awards for best annual reports over a six year period, and  received the Mercury Award for his work for Ricoh Company, Best advertising campaign for NEC twice, Best magazine add for Nikon Camera campaign, etc....

Several of his shows have been sponsored by Nikon, Pentax, and Ilford & Kodak. Claude Charlier is listed in both the “Dictionnaire des Photographes” and in the “Encyclopedie de la Photographie”.His works has also been purchased by several galleries and private collectors.


CV

 

Selected exhibitions and art fairs:

Pentax Gallery, Tokyo                       1981

Rockefeller Center, New York           1982

Nikon House, New York                     1982

Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris     1983

Art Center, Tokyo                              1984

Imperial Hotel, Tokyo                         2006

Damien B. Art Center, Miami             2004-2005

Art Basel Miami                                 2005

Gallery EJFA, Miami                          2006

Yoshi´s Corner, Vienna                     2011

Kaigado Gallery, Tokyo                     2006-2007

Yoshi´s Corner, Vienna                     2011

Gallery Valentine, Hamptons             2011

Arcature Fine Art, Palm Beach          2011

Kunstmesse Düsseldorf                     2011

Art Miami                                            2010-2012

Palm Beach Art Fair                           2011-2012

Olyvia Fine Art                                    2011

IFAE,  Miami                                        2011

Art Karlsruhe                                       2012

Markowicz Fine Art, Miami                   2011-2012

2CforART, Salzburg                             2012-2013

2CforART, Frankfurt                            2012-2013

Gallerie Corbel, Paris                          2013

Markowicz Fine Art, Miami                   2013

 

 PUBLICATIONS (partial list)

Paris Match

Bunte

Stern

Marie Claire

Elle Magazine

Geo

Life Magazine

National Geographic

With

Madame Figaro

Manchette

XXL

Libération

W

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