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: