Photo: Charlotte Squire in London, South East

Charlotte Squire

Artist, Maker, Writer

My work is practice based installation. My process is one of collecting, selecting & reusing mundane objects and materials that have been put to one side or discarded. I am particularly interested in the poetry of the ordinary object & its syntax. It is possible to transform the ordinary into something wonderful that belies and transcends its origin. I often use illumination as part of the construction. This is a mix-up process of assemblage - the constructed objects becoming, by their inherent pre-use, their own family portrait. Grouping them gives a sense of their own sociability and internal history that is both self contained and reflexive, yet open ended as a social encounter.

Location London, South East
Activities Practice-based research, Residencies, Public art, Private commissions, Curating, Photographic documentation
Artforms / type of project Installation, Intervention, Public Art, Research, Textiles
Tags illuminaton, uncanny world of interiors, liminal spaces, derelict cities , family groups, species of objects, regeneration, upcycling, lighting

News & Events

  • Frances Carlile Jeanette Orrel, Charlotte Squire, Amy Sterly, Felicity Warbrick

    14/11/2015 – 27/01/2016
    Oriel Davies Gallery, Cafe & Shop The Park, Newtown, Powys SY16 2NZ org T: + 44 (0) 1686 625041

    This exhibition brings together six artists who use the domestic space and objects as subject. The idea of home can conjure up feelings of warmth or a derelict house, feelings of unease...

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  • The Hollow at We Could Not Agree, an independent art fair at underground venue Q-Park

    The Curtain Dog stomps past on his makeshift stilts lighting the path with a small bedroom light. Tales of the uncanny & personal reference in The Hollow: a self portrait as a life-size toy

  • The Visitors, Diana Lowenstein Gallery, Miami

    Work on social dislocation. transposing the intimate visual language of the home interior far from home into unfamiliar territory to turn the whole idea of Freud’s heimlich inside out.

  • Artoosoq

    04/10/2013 – 03/11/2013
    ASC Window gallery 128 Blackfriars Rd London SE1 8EQ

    The interior reads as internal space, living space or an unexplored territory. Our own habitat has become a commodity to be speculated and traded on

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  • Dr Edwardes Amnaesiac Dream for Transition's The Dream Machine at Sluice Art fair

    Cathy Lomax: ‘the theme is Hollywood black and white cinema especially silent cinema. We’re thinking about the way (it) is making a reappearance’

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