Psyche Department Store, Tuesday 25th October – Sunday 30th October 2005
A site specific installation which used steel wool as a medium for drawing.
Tony Charles studied for his BA (hons) Fine Art at Cleveland College of Art & Design and went on to gain an MA at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle.
His interests have led to an investigation that has often focused upon a collision between industrial and domestic environments. Using disparity between object and material, his sculptural installations have involved hybrids of these bi-polar worlds, often within site specific contexts.
At present, steel wool holds particular significance to Tony due to its connection to the industry that is indigenous to this region; and is central to an ongoing investigation into its versatility as a medium for art making.
Tony has exhibited nationally and has recently been accepted for a three month residency by Camac Centre D’Art near Paris which is scheduled to begin in 2006.
Tony is a director of Platform Arts Ltd, an artist led studio group based on Teesside that is committed to the provision of studio facilities for artists.