Charles Avery, ‘Place de la Revolution 4’, 2011, Paupers Press
Charles Avery, ‘Place de la Revolution 4’, 2011, Paupers Press
Charles Avery, ‘Place de la Revolution 4’, 2011, Paupers Press
Charles Avery, ‘Place de la Revolution 4’, 2011, Paupers Press
Charles Avery, ‘Place de la Revolution 4’, 2011, Paupers Press
Charles Avery, ‘Place de la Revolution 4’, 2011, Paupers Press

Place de la Revolution, a suite of six lithographs, are studies for a larger diorama drawing which, alongside sculpture and film, depict a circus of cyclists, isolated from the chaos of the larger scene, encouraging an interrogation of their uncanny relationship to this world, before being absorbed back into their imaginary one.

Publisher: Paupers Press, London

About Charles Avery

Through an extended series of meticulous drawings and bold sculptures, London-based artist Charles Avery has created a fictional land simply called “the Island.” Avery’s entire body of work since 2004 has been devoted to the exploration and expansion of the customs, people, and cosmologies of this imagined place. Most recently, he has focused on the capital city of Onomatopoeia, where its denizens (who resemble humans) attend art openings, ride bikes, and wear clothing that resists identification with any single era, country, or culture. By conjuring this ahistorical, apolitical world, Avery addresses themes of utopia, dystopia, and globalization.

Scottish, b. 1973, Oban, United Kingdom, based in London, United Kingdom

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