charlie anderson

About the artist

charlie anderson
charlie anderson
charlie anderson


United Kingdom


Since graduating in 2009, Charlie Anderson has pissed off art collectors, curators, graffiti writers, three world-renowned artists, been threatened by a leading London gallerist, and has been punched in the face by an Edinburgh artist. He has also won the British Airways travel prize (2009), been short listed for the Jerwood Contemporary Painters (2010), been awarded the Meyer Oppenheim prize by the Royal Scottish Academy (2010) and was recently invited to collaborate with world champions Ricky Hatton and Amir Khan in association with the Knot Violence Foundation and 2012 Olympics, and rock 'n' roll legend Ringo Starr in association with the Knot Violence Foundation. His edgy work explores contemporary culture through the sampling of the imagery taken from advertising, political campaigns and the music industry. His work reflects the weathered and layered effect of outdoor billboards, which he re-creates through the sole use of paint. Anderson’s paintings are included in several international collections.

“Anderson recalls Rauschenberg without being derivative” - Duncan Macmillan

Exhibition History

2012  Urban Exposure, Fabien Castanier Gallery, Los Angeles USA
2012  group - Graffik Gallery, London
2011  solo - Il Ciani, Lugano, Switzerland
2011  solo - Unknow, The Old Ambulance Depot, Edinburgh
2011  solo - Urban Outfitters, London
2011  solo - La Galleria Pall Mall, London
2010  solo - Total Kunst, Edinburgh
2010  group - Open, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
2010  solo - 99, Edinburgh
2010  solo - George Watson's College, Edinburgh
2010  group - Eastwood Park Gallery, Glasgow
2009  solo - The Henderson Gallery, Edinburgh