Charles Burns

Drawing and painting, Mixed media
Masked Portrait no 14 / Paper cutting / 25 x 16cm

I work as a silhouettist. For many years my work has explored shadow portraits and silhouettes as an art form, both historical and contemporary. What does it mean to place the face in shadow? A silhouette is both present and absent at the same time. This dual state fascinates me and has led me on a long journey of discovery.
I enjoy placing silhouettes in unexpected places and making them from unexpected materials. Looking at the profile as a single line I explore the space both inside and outside the line to see what I can do with it.
The latest work is a series of paper cuttings and drawings which I began during lockdown. Many are being exhibited here for the first time.

Opening Dates and Times

May
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All dates 11am to 5pm, apart from Weds 11th evening 6 to 9pm only

Contact

Region: 
Reading and NE region
Mays Barn Studio
234 Peppard Rd
Reading
RG4 8UA
Next to SEAT garage in Emmer Green. Disabled parking in driveway, others please park at Budgens.
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