charlotte keates


I would happily live in one of these paintings… I’ll take one with a pool. This is the gorgeous work of London based artist Charlotte Keates. Her statement says it all, so I’ll let Charlotte take it from here:

“I am particularly interested in the dialogue between architecture and nature. Ever-inspired by the 1960’s and 70’s classical architectural interiors, I aim to create intriguing and surprisingly illusionary interiors. These spaces convey a sense of stillness, a peaceful and calm location of contemplation – a space to think. Particular experiences and observations forge the main architectural structures, angles and objects in my paintings, where I aim to portray the beauty achieved through geometric simplicity.

The outdoors spills through a window or door, location or setting. Pots and plants teeter on the edge of a table whilst trees grow convincingly from rooftops and pillars are cut off abruptly, hovering slightly above ground level. The interiors are minimally furnished with large glass open spaces, leaving it exposed to the vulnerability of the outside world that encroaches upon us. The landscape has no boundaries; we are unable to control and confine it, forcing the inside out and the outside in.”

Sigh. Lovely.

{ps. She has a show opening next Thursday, June 2, at Arusha Gallery in Edinburgh.}

comments (6)

  1. Elissa S Nesheim /// 05.27.2016 /// 10:00am

    love these winding mysterious worlds – very escher -esque but of course all her own! So incredible.

  2. Artmegalaxy /// 05.27.2016 /// 12:08pm

    Very nice work very nice dreams !!! Have a good weekend !!

  3. Kathleen White /// 05.27.2016 /// 9:44pm

    These are so very intriguing. Wonderful work! Are they mixed media or painted or what!

    I so love the artist’ statement

    I also love this website and I come here every day. Thank you so much!

  4. the jealous curator /// 05.28.2016 /// 8:36pm

    hi kathleen 🙂
    on her site they’re listed as “paintings” but im’ not sure if there’s anything else in there. charlotte, if you read this, let us know! 🙂

  5. Agnieszka Prendota /// 05.30.2016 /// 4:21am


    They are in fact acrylic on a specially prepared board, nothing else but that and they are even more incredible in real life!

    Best Wishes,

    Agnieszka Prendota
    Arusha Gallery

  6. the jealous curator /// 05.30.2016 /// 9:04am

    thank you!

Instant Max AI Instant Profits AI Immediate Byte