Charlie Isoe

by Wednesday, September 5, 2012

According to Dumbwall, Charlie Isoe has painted walls from his hometown of Perth all the way to Berlin. Skateboarding and writing graffiti across the continents, his work has turned heads on the streets of Australia, Thailand, Croatia, Bosnia, Czech Republic and Germany. Rich with the experience of his travels and tribulations, Isoe is now painting the walls of Lazarides Gallery.

Utilising canvas and paint to comment on personal experiences and immediate social surroundings, the artist constructs a perception of social identity: ‘We exist in the nervous bowels of Late Capitalism. In this age of disposable, plastic consumerism, I observe the late nights, the addiction, and the perverse. I am not a passive observer, but rather a reflexive participant. Where the disparate worlds of decadence and desperate necessity meet- the liminal spaces- those of consumption and addiction. I see the animalistic side of human nature, and it gives scope to the contemporary Human Condition. We are tourists in our own lives. We often miss the bits that are real.’


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