Lazarides Rathbone welcomes Charlie Isoe back to London for his second solo exhibition, In The Bad Bush.
After inexplicably disappearing for several years following his initial success, he now returns with a new series of large canvases characterized by skilfully rendered figures with dynamic, sweeping brushstrokes, a gestural yet painterly application and frantic scrawlings. Delving further into abstraction, Charlie introduces a new element in his work: large photographic prints are the backdrops for recurrent themes of flesh, sexual acts, depravity and decadence.
Isoe's knowing brushstroke, describes not so much a projection of fantasy, rather a lurid recollection of lived experience.
28th June — 25th July 2013
Private View 27th June
Lazarides Gallery, 11 Rathbone Place, London W1T 1HR