Fabien Castanier Gallery is proud to present brand new work by British artist Charlie Anderson and LA-based French Photographer Guillaume Zuili. This will be the first show by Charlie Anderson in the United States. Urban Exposure presents raw interpretations of Los Angeles from the eyes of international artists.
Based in Edinburgh, Scotland, painter Charlie Anderson explores contemporary culture through the sampling of imagery taken from advertising, political campaigns and the music industry. Through the juxtaposing of words, phrases, and images, he creates all new meaning, often with a satirical twist. His work recalls the weathered layers of street advertisements and subway posters, which he
re-creates through the sole use of paint. Urban Exposure features canvas works as well as silkscreen prints.
Since moving to Los Angeles 12 years ago from Paris, Guillaume Zuili has been fascinated by documenting his encounters with Los Angeles and the myth of California. For Urban Exposure, Guillaume Zuili presents a series of lighted installations, re-created from collages of cut negatives developed as transparencies. Bright lights, dark places, sinister behaviors- Zuili also features one-of-a-kind solarized portraits of Los Angeles, illuminating a very different California dream.
Since graduating from the University of Edinburgh in 2009, Charlie Anderson has pissed off art collectors, curators, graffiti writers, world-renowned artists, been threatened by a leading London gallerist, and punched in the face by an artist from Edinburgh. 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 collaborated with world champions Ricky Hatton and Amir Khan in association with the Knot Violence Foundation and 2012 Olympics, and music legend Ringo Starr in association with the Knot Violence Foundation.
Charlie Anderson lives & works in Edinburgh.
Guillaume zuili has been documenting history through his black & white and double exposures since he was 21 . Through his extensive travels, he has constructed portraits of Paris, Berlin and Moscow, revealing their intricate layers of time and history. Since his move to LA from Paris in 2002, Zuili has experienced a shift in his work as a photographer. For the past several years, he has dedicated himself to exploring urban universes, particularly fascinated by California.
Guillaume Zuili has been a member of VU Agency, Paris since 1992 and currently works for the French press, Liberation, Le Monde, Telerama, and Le Nouvel Obs.