Alex Charrington’s work appears to be the flawless result of an instrumental recording, bearing compositions of a pared down geometric language seemingly derived from a process of exact measure. Whilst precision and method are fundamental to Charrington in the making of all his paintings, drawings and prints, the layers of pigmented motifs slowly transcend the means of their existence to reveal the fragile, relative and ephemeral nature of his medium. Charrington’s screen prints seem to vibrate and flow. A fascination with colour is central to his practice and he uses the unstable and relative nature of colour as a tool to explore fragile, insubstantial and ephemeral possibilities that are free of tactile solidity and meaning.
Alex Charrington was born in London in 1981 and lives in Newcastle upon Tyne. He received a BA Hons and MFA from Newcastle University in 2005 and 2015 respectively. Solo exhibitions include New Adventures in Robotic Watercolour Painting, Globe Gallery, North Shields, 2008. Group exhibitions include You Shall Know Our Velocity, Baltic Center for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, 2006. Chance Finds Us, mima, Middlesbrough, 2014. He has undertaken public art commissions for Gateshead College, Newcastle building Society and Sunderland County Council. He is represented by Platform A, Middlesbrough.