Charlie Anderson

Since graduating in 2009, Charlie Anderson has pissed off art collectors, curators, graffiti writers, three world-renowned artists, been threatened by a leading London gallerist, and has been punched in the face by an artist from Edinburgh. He has also won the British Airways travel prize (2009), been short listed for the Jerwood Contemporary Painters (2010), been awarded the Meyer Oppenheim prize by the Royal Scottish Academy (2010).

His work explores contemporary culture through the sampling of the imagery taken from advertising, political campaigns and the music industry, and reflects the weathered and layered effect of outdoor billboards, which he re-creates through the sole use of paint. His paintings look like collages. Anderson’s paintings are included in several international collections.