Juxtapoz // Monday, February 09, 2015
Atomica Gallery is proud to present SOFT LIFE/HARD NITES, a solo exhibition of new works from visionary American artist Charlie Roberts, taking place February 19—March 7, 2015 in London. SOFT LIFE/HARD NITES will be Roberts’ debut UK exhibition. On the occasion, and Atomica knowing that Juxtapoz likes Charlie Roberts quite a bit, they sent over a little Q&A with the artist. Thank you for that.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Richard Heller Gallery in Los Angeles are pleased to present Charlie Roberts' sixth solo exhibition in the gallery: "K.I.D.S." For this exhibition Charlie will present new paintings and works on paper. Featured in the May 2013 issue of Juxtapoz, Charlie Roberts' work takes us into the mind-stream of a manic, obsessive and eclectic collector of contemporary pop culture and art history. Everything is sampled and laid our without hierarchical order and judgements. Roberts uses a wide range of materials and masters a furious force as well as a sensitive subtleness.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 16, 2014
Charlie Roberts, who we featured in the magazine in 2013, continues to have a busy schedule with a great stream of shows around the world. His newest is "HEX," will open at Galleri Magnus Karlsson in Stockholm on January 22, 2014, and from January 16–22, visitors can follow the process as Charlie Roberts works with a site-specific sculpture and the installation of the exhibition.
Juxtapoz // Monday, December 30, 2013
We became familiar with Nina Chanel Abney's work over the years of showing at NYC's Kravets/Wehby Gallery, but it was the gallery's recent pairing of Abney with Juxtapoz' personal favorite Charlie Roberts that got us really into the last two years of Abney's work. Born in Chicago and based in NYC, Abney has works in the colleciton of the Brooklyn Museum and Corcoran Gallery of Art.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 09, 2013
We kick of the Spring season (which bascially means sunnier coverage, or not, play with us here) with our May 2013 issue, featuring Kenny Scharf on our cover, with a special edition cover created by Camille Rose Garcia. Kenny's show at Paul Kasmin Gallery comes into our focus, as well as Garcia's exhibition at the Disney Family Museum. The issue rounded out by conversations with Spencer Tunick, ROA, Charlie Roberts, Oriol Angrill Jorda, Kazuki Takamatsu, Fulvio di Piazza, Odd Nerdrum, Thomas Campbell, Mark Ryden, and Bill Daniel.
Erotica // Thursday, February 16, 2012
"This work is about being alone in the world and alone in my body," says sculptor and video artist Charlie Roberts. "What I have is time inside my skin; the passive digital lens records this time alone - alone in wonder." Roberts' short videos embrace the humor, awkwardness, and melancholy of the isolated man in his most basic state, revealing the child-like vulnerability inherent in us all.
Erotica // Tuesday, February 14, 2012
If you're home alone this Valentine's Day and need a little lovin', then you're in luck: meet your virtual make-out buddy, Charlie Roberts. Complete with lip-smacking noises and an abundance of saliva, Charlie reproduces the make-out experience with such passion and accuracy you won't even realize you're licking your own computer screen.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Oslo, Norway based artist, Charlie Roberts creates heavily detailed works which focus on storytelling. His large-scale works on paper combine multiple figures to create compelling and often hilarious narratives.
Illustration // Monday, February 13, 2012
Oslo, Norway based artist, Charlie Roberts creates heavily detailed works which focus on storytelling. His large-scale works on paper combine multiple figures to create compelling and often hilarious narratives. He has also created a cast of life-sized painted figurative sculptures carved in the gallery from wood with a crude hand axe that were on display at Richard Heller Gallery. Enjoy.
Illustration // Thursday, October 13, 2011
Charlie Roberts creatives obsessively detailed paintings, each of which contains its own little universe. Characterized as "psychological museums," his work is filled with portraits of family and friends, musicians, sport figures, animals, and accurately rendered paintings from art history, among others. "I'm a 'maximalist' at heart," says Roberts, "and love to pack things to gills."