Charlie Evaristo-Boyce is a British artist who is based in the British seaside town of Margate. Over the past 4 years he has curated and ran ‘ Margate’s Most Medium Sized Gallery’ his own gallery which exhibits prints and original artworks. Charlie studied Fine Art at UCA Farnham where he became familiar with silkscreen printing. Charlie has exhibited in and around London recently took part in a group show in Brussels. He has worked as a workshop coordinator at establishments like The Royal Academy, Turner Contemporary and Printworks London.
My work explores found imagery, I take images that already exist in the world and I fragment, enlarge, manipulate and multiply them through silkscreen printing. As well as producing traditional paper prints I also like to push the printmaking process to its limits and combine printmaking with sculpture and painting. I like to think big and create large scale artworks out of lots of little individual prints. I have built a 14,000 ft² surreal city out of handprinted cardboard boxes and made billboard sized artworks out of hundreds of individual screenprinted sections.
I also produce canvases where i experiment with different techniques that cross the mediums. I have recently been exploring a process called ‘over painting’ where washes of paint are applied to already printed surfaces.
My recent artworks explore my Nigerian heritage though portraits of my ancestors. Old photographs are brought back to life and enlarged creating powerful windows into my past.
I incorporate objects relevant to my current surroundings to frame and enhance my paintings. Some of my paintings are framed using vintage fairground architecture, which is directly inspired by Margate’s a rich history of funfairs.
Charlie Evaristo-Boyce 是一位來自英國的藝術家，現居於英國一個名叫馬蓋特的海邊小鎮。過去4年，他管理及經營「馬蓋特中型畫廊」是他的自家畫廊，主要展覽印刷品及原作。Charlie 曾在英國創意藝術大學（Farnham）校區學習美術，亦是在這裡他能純熟運用絲印技巧。Charlie的作品在倫敦及附近城市都曾參加展覽，就像最近他的作品在比利時布魯塞爾展出。他曾於各大機構如英國皇家學院、Turner Contemporary文藝畫廊及倫敦Printworks 表演及展覽廳擔任工作坊協調員。