Dream Chasers by Charlie Roberts: Beijing

23 October 2021 - 23 January 2022

Woaw Gallery is pleased to announce Dream Chaser, a solo exhibition by American born Norway based artist, Charlie Roberts (Kansas, b.1983). This is his first exhibition in mainland China. The exhibition is on view from 23 October 2021 to 23 January 2022 at Blanc International Contemporary Art Space (Building D7, Yard No.3, Jinhang East Road, Shunyi District, Beijing).

Dream Chasers showcases works that are constituted by phases of contemporary and future archetypes. Glimpses of everyday life is portrayed in a genre painting matter but also challenged with a sense of mystery and surrealism by adding the elements of sci-fi. Daily scenes of different locations, different subjects are being reinterpreted by Robert’s imagination. Roberts’ emphasises on the lifestyle and essentials of the contemporary subject through fashion, design and technology invites the viewer to build their own connection.

Inspired by Danish artist Vilhelm Hammershøi, Roberts shifts focus from using characters to architecture as the cues of his paintings. Throughout the series, figures are either obscured from the scene or looking away from the audience. Similar to a genre scene, the architecture, the setting of the room and the body language become the fragments of the story.