Charlie Roberts wide-ranging practice encompasses paintings, as well as pained sculptures made from both clay and tree chuncks. His work borrow from art-historical and pop cultural sources. The contents of his cramped paintings are stacked one above the other, showing different views simultaneously. Roberts is fearless in his approach to subject, style and technique. The result becomes full of energy, determination and a unique expression which draws on the illusion of the good life and shows a fascination of hip-hop culture with Roberts recognizable beautiful young sporty women. The subject matter, utterly contemporary, banal and everyday is at odds with the delicacy of the medium they are made in.
Charlie Roberts is educated at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancover, Canada and Kansas University, USA. He's one of the organisers of "Got it for cheap", a project that gives both young artists and collectors a chance to meet each other. In 2017 he opened his own gallery 0-0 in LA.