Gallery Panel: Charlotte Tatton

Art Edit’s exhibition experts take a closer look at these five artists’ work.

Charlotte Tatton, Flour. Oil on canvas, 71 x 35.5cm. Courtesy: the artist.

Dylan Foley

Gallery Manager and Co-curator, Boom Gallery, Geelong

Still life painting celebrates the beauty in the ordinary, bringing focus to the objects that support or nourish us in our everyday. Through the artist’s lens, mundanity dissipates, and we can take a moment to appreciate the aesthetic qualities of our surroundings. Charlotte Tatton’s work seems to follow this formula; although, despite referencing 1960s ephemera, there is a contemporary edge to her work. The eclectic selection of items and composition of this op shop shelfie has a direct relationship to real life – which is often random, untidy, not perfectly styled; and as reflected in the kettle, always with phone in hand.

Kitty Clark

Gallery Director, Saint Cloche, Sydney

The reflective surface on the teapot immediately creates psychological allure as the artist draws us into an intriguing world of that which is seemingly ordinary and juxtaposed with perhaps the surreal. There is tension between the use of representation in familiar, nostalgic objects that the artist has chosen to inspire aesthetic experiences, and the creation of non-representational forms in the reflections of the central objects that further enhance figurative aesthetic sensations. A truly mesmerising still life.

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