Friday, 21 December 2012

Exhibition News: This Year's Model

You are invited to:

This Year's Model

4 - 27 January 2013

Private View Thursday January 3 (6 - 9pm) 



This Year's Model previews on the evening of 3 January at Studio 1.1, 57a Redchurch Street, London E2 7DJ.
Open Wednesday - Sunday 12-6pm or by appointment.

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Sunday, 16 December 2012

WW Gallery Xmas BOGOF

Charley Peters, Praxis (Interrupted) (2012), Ink on Paper

The drawing Praxis (Interrupted) (above) will be on show as part of the WW Gallery's Xmas BOGOF: 100 artists, 100 pounds, buy-one-get-one-free fundraising art sale. For 4 days (19th – 22nd Dec 2012), WW Gallery will hold this unique sale of art works by 100 emerging and established contemporary artists.

The Xmas BOGOF features an eclectic range of works donated by artists on the contemporary art scene. The participating artists include established figures from major collections such as Deutsche Bank, Saatchi Gallery and the V&A, as well as those who have won or been selected for prestigious awards such as the Jerwood, Threadneedle, John Moores, and Marmite

The principle is very simple; all works of art are £100 and they are all buy-one-get-one-free. The sale will begin with a special private view on Wednesday 19th December at 6pm and will close at 4pm on Saturday 22nd December.

For more information about WW Gallery and the artists participating in the Xmas BOGOF, see:

Monday, 10 December 2012

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Studio: Collages

Charley Peters, Untitled Collages (2012), Cut Paper

A series of studio investigations into compositional space. The collages are made from digitally drawn grey forms, which have been manipulated in Photoshop and then cut and placed by hand - combining digital and analogue processes to create fictional landscapes.

Monday, 19 November 2012

Open Studio

I'll be participating in the ZAP Open Studios event later this month. Part of a knowledge-sharing initiative, ASC Studios have created a hub within a hub at the centre of its building at Goodwood Road: Zeitgeist Arts Projects. The ten artists based in ZAP will take part in the Open Studios event, being available to talk about their work in the spaces where it is made: Kate Bowen, Graham Crowley, Rosalind Davis, Julie Henry, Kate Murdoch, Michaela Nettell, Charlotte Norwood, Annabel Tilley, Rachel Wilberforce and myself.

ZAP Open Studios: 30 November 6-9pm for SLAM Last Fridays and 1 December 12-4pm
ASC Studios, Goodwood Road, London SE14 6BL

Thursday, 15 November 2012

New Work: In Progress

Charley Peters, Untitled Study (2012), Inkjet Prints of a Photograph of a Drawing 
Current studio activity is focused around the development of small heavily worked graphite drawings onto newsprint (below). As the drawing is developed the repetitive strokes of the graphite manipulate the surface of the delicate paper causing it to ripple, line and in some cases rip. When photographed these movements in the paper surface are highlighted further due to the reflection of light from the metallic finish of the graphite. The above image shows two colour inkjet prints displayed next to each other on the studio wall.

Charley Peters, Untitled Drawing (2012), Graphite on Newsprint

Further compositional explorations using prints and photocopies of the graphite drawings are being made on the studio wall (below).

Charley Peters, Untitled (2012), Inkjet Prints of a Photograph of a Drawing

New Work: In Progress

Charley Peters, Untitled Collages (2012), Cut Paper, Photocopies & Inkjet Prints

Cut and collaged photocopies and inkjet prints used in the studio to explore composition and texture. The material was generated from photographs taken of graphite drawings, the metallic surface being represented photographically as a shiny, uneven surface, distressed and manipulated by the intense application of graphite onto the surface of newsprint, a fragile and easily disrupted drawing support.

Friday, 9 November 2012

ALAS Residency Exhibition

Charley Peters, Diodic Alternator (2012), Acrylic Paint on Canvas, LEDs

The ALAS Residency exhibition opened at MRA Project Space last night featuring my work Diodic Alternator (above). The exhibition is the culmination of a residency programme developed by Matt Roberts Arts to provide career development and peer collaboration between a group of accomplished practicing artists.

The exhibition runs from 8-24 November 2012 at MRA Project Space, Vyner Street, London E2 9DG. There is more information about the residency programme here:

Exhibition: CGP Open

Charley Peters, Praxis (Interrupted) (2011), Ink on Paper

I have the above piece of work, Praxis (Interrupted), in the CGP Open, Cafe Gallery Projects, London SE16 2UA. The exhibition runs from 14 November - 2 December 2012.

Exhibition Review: Autography

In The stage of drawing: gesture and act (ed. Catherine de Zegher, London, Tate, 2003), Avis Newman writes that she has ‘always understood drawing to be, in essence, the materialisation of a continually mutable process, the movements, rhythms, and partially comprehended ruminations of the mind…when we look, we enter the intimate space of a work that is as close to the action of an artist’s thought as one can get’...

My review of Autography, an exhibition of drawings by Madge Gill and Jack J Hutchinson at The Nunnery Gallery, London, can now be read online here:

Monday, 5 November 2012

LDB-BCN opens on Saturday 10 November at Untitled BCN in Barcelona, where I will be showing my new work XXXV.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Exhibition News: La Petite Muerte

Charley Peters, The faintest echo of the tiniest whisper in the thunder of time (2012),
Graphite Powder on Paper

"There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission. If we wish to make it louder, we will bring up the volume. If we wish to make it softer, we will tune it to a whisper. We will control the horizontal. We will control the vertical. We can roll the image, make it flutter. We can control the focus to a soft blur or sharpen it to crystal clarity. For the next hour, sit quietly and we will control all that you see and hear. We repeat: there is nothing wrong with your television set. You are about to participate in a great adventure. You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the inner mind to - The Outer Limits."

La Petite Muerte, a group show exploring notions of mortality, sex, death and rituals in celebration of Mexican Day of the Dead opens tonight at Drawers Gallery, London E8. I will be showing the above work, a new drawing made for the exhibition. For more information about the exhibition see:

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Bad Behaviour Review

Here's an excerpt from a review of recent show Bad Behaviour written by Paul Luckraft, curator at Modern Art Oxford.

'...Also engaged in a formal play is Charley Peters, whose abstract drawings employ delicate lines, coloured tape and graphiteThe drawings have a real elegance, particularly the smaller line based pieces that appear as if they could be woodblock prints or etchings.  The larger tape piece in grey, black and white stripes which emanate out from the centre of the board in a sunburst affect is displayed propped against a wall, with a green light giving an artificial toxic glow behind it.  This piece in particular has echoes of Jim Lambie’s psychedelic, optically dizzying installations.  Another larger framed drawing in graphite suggests TV white noise or a night-time snowstorm. Here subtle lines, perhaps creases or folds, add a tension to the ‘all-over’ composition...'

To read the full review go to:

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Bad Behaviour at Brixton East

Charley Peters, Propagation of Disruption (2012).
Installation photograph in Brixton East by Eddie Otchere 

Bad Behaviour, a group show of eight artists continues at Brixton East, SW9 7JF until Sunday 28 October. The gallery is open 12-6pm Thursday-Sunday.

Salon Art Prize 2012

The catalogue for the 2012 Salon Art Prize, which includes my drawing Praxis, is now available here:

The exhibition continues until 3 November at Matt Roberts Arts, 25b Vyner Street, London E2 9DG, before touring to the Griffin Gallery, London W11 4AJ.

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Bad Behaviour at Brixton East

Charley Peters, Propagation of Disruption (2012), Gaffer Tape, Wood, Acrylic Paint, Light

Bad Behaviour at Brixton East is on for one more week. I have four pieces of work in the show including Propagation of Disruption (shown above), which was made on site and in response to the gallery space at Brixton East.

For more information about the exhibition see:

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Exhibition News: Bad Behaviour, Brixton East

The upstairs gallery at Brixton East
Installation started this weekend for the forthcoming group exhibition Bad Behaviour at the new south London venue Brixton East. A former Victorian furniture factory in the heart of Brixton, Brixton East forms an impressive and characterful backdrop to the show of work by artists from London, New York and Berlin.

Bad Behaviour opens at Brixton East on Friday 12 October 6.30-10.30pm.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Beer Lambert Award for Emerging Art

I am delighted to have been shortlisted for the Beers Lambert Award for Emerging Art. The award received submissions from 1500 artists working internationally across a variety of media.

Sunday, 30 September 2012

Salon Art Prize 2012

Charley Peters, Praxis (2012), Ink on Paper, 100cm x 70cm

The work selected for the 2012 Salon Art Prize is Praxis, a repetitive line drawing. Part of a series of systematic works produced within a defined area, it displays successively drawn straight lines, which suggest movement and depth on the paper surface through the process of drawing.

Exhibition News: LDN BCN

Charley Peters, XXXV (2012), Graphite Powder on Paper

The group show LDN BCN opens at Untitled BCN gallery in Barcelona on 10 November 2012. Featuring the work of 18 artists working in or connected to London, the exhibition will run throughout November. I will be showing a new work, XXXV, a grid of 35 geometric drawings in graphite powder on paper. The graphite powder is brushed onto masked off areas of paper, which have been prepared with a ground of acrylic medium and glue.

XXXV (Detail)

Monday, 24 September 2012

Exhibition News: The Salon Art Prize 2012

I am delighted to have been selected for the 2012 Salon Art Prize, which will be exhibited at the Matt Roberts Arts Gallery in Vyner Street, London E2 before moving to the Griffin Gallery, London W11. The exhibition will feature works from 88 artists, chosen from a submission of 2255.

The show will run from 12 October-3 November in Vyner Street and  6-28 November in the Griffin Gallery. There is more information about the exhibition here:

Forthcoming Exhibition: La Petite Muerte

I will have a new graphite drawing, The faintest echo of the tiniest whisper in the thunder of time, in the group exhibition La Petite Muerte at The Drawers Gallery, London E8.

The exhibition will feature the work of 20 artists exploring contemporary notions of mortality, sex, rituals and icons in celebration of Mexico's Dia de los Muertos - Day of the Dead. My work in La Petite Muerte is a new drawing using graphite powder applied to paper with a brush, which creates metallic gradients to suggest depth and movement in the drawing's surface. In the centre of the drawing is a shaft of light, a masked off area of raw, uncovered paper, suggestive of a light glowing in the centre of a gradated grey landscape or at the end of a tunnel. The title of the work, The faintest echo of the tiniest whisper in the thunder of time, is a quote from the 1960s cult Sci Fi TV show The Outer Limits.

The preview of La Petite Muerte is on Thursday 1 November 7-11pm. There is more information on the exhibition here:

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Works in Progress: Neon Reflections

Charley Peters, Untitled Sketch (2012), Paper

Developing the recent work recorded in the blog posts: and These untitled spatial sketches use the reflective properties of neon paper to leave a trace on a adjoining forms in the composition.

Charley Peters, Untitled Sketches, (2012), Paper

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Work in Progress: Psychoparadoxa

Charley Peters, Psychoparadoxa (2012), Card & Graphite Powder

This is an early studio development of the Psychoparadoxa series of drawings, which explore spatiality and perspective through limited, instinctively drawn lines. The geometric 3-Dimensional construction - a drawing in space - is a physical interpretation of the linear movements suggested in the earlier ink drawings (examples below). The work depicted above is a maquette that will be developed in different materials over the coming weeks, focusing on creating fluid and dynamic single forms which move away from floor-based compositions and explore the physical space inhabited in the studio.

Charley Peters, Psychoparadoxa (2012), Ink on Paper

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Work in Progress

Charley Peters, Work in Progress (2012), Acrylic on Canvas

Work in Progress

Charley Peters,  Untitled (In Progress) (2012), Board, Graphite Powder & Card

Charley Peters, Untitled Drawing (2012), Graphite Powder and Acrylic on Paper

Sketch: Tape on Wall (Undone)

Charley Peters, Untitled Drawing (2012), Electrical Tape on Wall (Undone)

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Exhibition News: LDN BCN

I will be exhibiting in a group show in Barcelona in November 2012. The show, LDN BCN, will feature work by 15 London-based artists at the Untitled BCN Gallery in the Gràcia area of Barcelona. The exhibition opens on 10 November and runs until 21 November 2012.

Thursday, 2 August 2012

New Drawing: Exploring Surface and Form

Charley Peters, Untitled Drawing (2012), Graphite Powder on Paper

One of a new series of drawings exploring the use of materials, in this case graphite powder, to express density, form and dimensionality. The drawing presents a metallic textured surface that is in sharp contrast to the smooth white ground of the paper.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012


Charley Peters, Untitled Sketches (2012), Graphite, Acrylic, Varnish & Graphite Powder on Paper

Charley Peters, Untitled Sketch (2012), Graphite, Acrylic, Varnish & Graphite Powder on Cut Paper

Charley Peters, Untitled Sketch (2012), Graphite, Paper, Glue & Graphite Powder on Tracing Paper

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Sketches: Lines and Forms in Space

Charley Peters, Untitled Sketches (2012), Graphite on Paper

A new series of drawings exploring the spatial relationships of directional lines within the paper plane. Using a variety of media including graphite, tape, acrylic and graphite powder, depth and perspective is suggested through deliberately restrained drawing methods in these small works on paper.
Charley Peters, Untitled Sketch (2012), Graphite Drawing on Two Layers on Tracing Paper

Using powdered graphite on a variety of treated grounds (including glue, tape and spray fixative) irregular and unpredictable textures are created to introduce an extra level of experience to the drawings, encouraging a contrasting relationship between precise, controlled marks and randomly created areas of varying tonality.

Charley Peters, Untitled Sketches (2012), Graphite, Glue, Tape, Acrylic & Graphite Powder on Paper 

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Studio Works 12/07/12

Charley Peters, Untitled Sketches (2012), Graphite on Paper

Preliminary works on paper which explore repetitive lines in space. The lines were then manipulated by creating additional folded lines in the paper, disrupting the drawing surface and the direction of the lines trajectory.

Charley Peters, Untitled Sketches (2012), Graphite on Paper with Folding


Charley Peters, Untitled Sketches (2012), Graphite on Paper

Friday, 6 July 2012


Charley Peters, Untitled Sketches (2012), Graphite on Black Paper

New drawings exploring repetitive graphite lines on black paper. On the dark surface the graphite drawings appears nearly invisible when viewing them directly from the front, but when seen from other viewing positions the lines catch the light with a metallic shimmer.

Monday, 4 June 2012

Project News: ALAS Residency

Today I started a residency at the Matt Roberts Arts Gallery in Vyner Street, East London. ALAS, the Artist-Led Art Society, has been established by Matt Roberts Arts as a means of sharing knowledge about professional contemporary arts practice. Successful applicants will attend lectures and receive one-to-one tuition while creating new work, which will be shown in an exhibition at the new Matt Roberts Arts Gallery (previously Nettie Horn / Vilma Gold) in November 2012.

Matt Roberts Arts is a not-for-profit organisation founded in 2006 to create opportunities for artists in new locations and contexts. I will be pursuing this professional development programme on a part-time basis from June until the scheme ends in November. The exhibition, a group show of all ALAS residents' work, will open on Thursday 8th November 2012.

Sunday, 6 May 2012


Charley Peters, Untitled Sketches (2012),  Acrylic and Graphite

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Sketches: Digital Drawings

Charley Peters, Untitled Digital Drawing (2012)

Charley Peters, Untitled Digital Drawing (2012)

These digital drawings are based on a series of intuitive drawings in sketchbooks that have been developing over the past months. Taking line drawings, such as those shown below, as a starting point, layers of colour and tone are built up digitally to mimic the process of painting over and around masked areas that has been explored in the studio recently.

Charley Peters, Untitled Drawings (2012)