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Alan Charlton

Work by Alan Charlton

Biography

b. 1948, Sheffield (UK)

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Alan Charlton is one of the preeminent British artists of the post-war period. Since graduating from the Royal Academy of Art in 1972, he has painted exclusively monochrome paintings in variations of the colour grey. The formal principles of his work appear self-evident: canvases painted in grey, executed without painterly gesture or visible brushstroke, the formats divisible in height, width and depth by a factor of 4.5. Even the gaps in multi-part works or the blank spaces in the so-called Channel Paintings correspond to this basic measurement. Each painting is planned precisely by Charlton, who executes every step of its production himself. He orders the wood slats for the stretcher frames, cut to size, joins them together, attaches the canvas, paints it grey, makes a suitable transport box and packs up the work. His by now legendary selfdescription is succinct: «I am an artist who makes grey paintings.»

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Exhibition view at Kunsthaus Glarus, 1993

Central Group, Channel Painting, 1973–1991

acrylic on canvas, 27 cm border
256.5 × 256.5 cm

Central Group, 2 Part Vertical Painting, 1975–1991

acrylic on canvas
274.5 × 274.5 cm

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Alan Charlton

Central Group, Channel Painting, 1973–1991

acrylic on canvas, 27 cm border
256.5 × 256.5 cm
AC/P 35

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Channel Painting, 1975

acrylic on canvas, 9 cm border
229.5 × 189 cm
AC/P 1

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4 Part Painting, 1989

acrylic on canvas
211.5 × 211.5 cm
AC/P 7

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Narrow Cross, 1991

acrylic on canvas
31.5 cm wide
94.5 × 94.5 cm
AC/P 24

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Narrow Cross, 1991

acrylic on canvas
4.5 cm wide
139.5 × 139.5 cm
AC/P 21

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Exhibition view at Galerie Tschudi, Glarus, 1996

Glärnisch Painting, 1996

acrylic on canvas, 5 Parts
81 × 243 cm each
423 × 243 cm overall
AC/P 56

Schilt Painting, 1996

acrylic on canvas, 5 Parts
81 × 243 cm each
423 × 243 cm overall

Wiggis Painting, 1996

acrylic on canvas, 5 Parts
81 × 243 cm each
423 × 243 cm overall
AC/P 57

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Wiggis Painting, 1996

acyrilc on canvas
423 × 243 cm
AC/P 57

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12 Part Horizontal Painting, 1996

acrylic on canvas
72 × 265.5 cm
AC/P 53

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3 Part Painting in 2 Greys, 2001

acrylic on canvas
202.5 × 306 cm
AC/P 63

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Alan Charlton

2 Part Painting, 1995–2018

acrylic on canvas
148.5 × 72 cm
AC/P 97

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Alan Charlton

Outline Painting, 2006

acrylic on canvas and acrylic on wall
canvas: 225 × 225 cm
wall: 279 × 279 cm
AC/P 70

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Exhibition view at Galerie Tschudi, Glarus, 2006

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Diagonal Painting in 4 Parts, 2011

acrylic on canvas
171 × 355.5 cm
AC/P 76

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Diagonal Painting in 2 Parts, 2011

acrylic on canvas
171 × 346.5 cm
AC/P 72

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Exhibition view at Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz, 2015

Triangle Painting in 4 Parts, 2015

acrylic on canvas
427.5 × 270 cm
AC/P 77

Triangle Painting in 3 Parts, 2015

acrylic on canvas
427.5 × 270 cm
AC/P 78

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Triangle Painting in 3 Parts, 2015

acrylic on canvas
225 × 315 cm
AC/P 79

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Exhibition view at Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz, 2019/2020

Triangle Painting, 2015

acrylic on canvas
58.5 × 54 cm
AC/P 84

Triangle Painting, 2015

acrylic on canvas
58.5 × 45 cm
AC/P 83

Triangle Painting, 2015

acrylic on canvas
58.5 × 72 cm
AC/P 86

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Triangle Painting, 2015

acrylic on canvas
216 × 162 cm
AC/P 80

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Alan Charlton

Unpainted and Painted, 2018

acrylic on canvas
252 × 306 cm
AC/P 101

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Unpainted and Painted, 2018

acrylic on canvas
202.5 × 139.5 cm

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Alan Charlton

Exhibition view at Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz, 2019

Block Painting, dark grey with light grey, 2019

acrylic on canvas
468 × 153 cm
AC/P 106

Block Painting, light grey with dark grey, 2019

acrylic on canvas
468 × 153 cm
AC/P 105

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Canvas Drawing, 2001

acrylic on canvas on paper
47.5 × 120 cm (framed)
AC/D 16

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Canvas Drawing, 2001

acrylic on canvas on paper
61.5 × 111 cm (framed)
AC/D 17

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Canvas Drawing, 2001

acrylic painted canvas and pencil on paper
120 × 39 cm (framed)
AC/D 14

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Triangle Drawing, 2014

pencil on paper
85.6 × 60.6 cm (framed)
AC/D 19

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Alan Charlton

Triangle Drawing, 2014

pencil on paper
60.9 × 43.5 cm (framed)
AC/D 20

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Alan Charlton

Triangle Drawing, 2014

pencil on paper
60.6 × 86.6 cm (framed)
AC/D 22

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