I Need You to Be Afraid of Nothing




23.5.-20.6.2015



A catalogue will be available.




Opening Hours

Tue–Fri 12–7pm, Sat 12–6pm and by appointment



First solo presentation at the gallery by London-based painter Charlotte Hopkins Hall (*1979 in Geneva, lives and works in London) who, in 2014, has been nominated for the prestigious "John Moores Painting Prize".

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The interaction between fellow human beings is a complex ballet crowded with emotion. It is from this minefield that Charlotte Hopkins Hall has developed a curiosity in our idiosyncrasies and relationships to reality. She paints a form of psychological drama.

 

Drawn into her paintings by intricately executed elements, the viewer is then left with a slight sense of unease. Orchestrated by frequently larger than life size figures, this disquiet occurs subsequent to feelings of whether they are inclusive, exclusive or even intrusive.

The impact of negative space is essential. The figures are positioned strategically in various poses and stances within the pure white surface, influencing the painting’s character and the impact that it will have. This play with the space, on or off the canvas, creates an imperceptible weight, and gives rise to the possibility of open narratives.

 

At the core of Hopkins Hall’s paintings, however, are the figures. Either lost within their state of mind, dwelling within their own thoughts, or eagerly seeking attention, they are trying to give sound to their irrevocable silence.

Charlotte Hopkins Hall <br> Scott - d´après Matisse, 2015 <br> Acrylic on canvas, 120 x 120 cm
Charlotte Hopkins Hall
Scott - d´après Matisse, 2015
Acrylic on canvas, 120 x 120 cm
Charlotte Hopkins Hall <br> I Need You to Be Afraid of Nothing <br> Exhibition View
Charlotte Hopkins Hall
I Need You to Be Afraid of Nothing
Exhibition View
Charlotte Hopkins Hall <br> I Need You to Be Afraid of Nothing <br> Exhibition View
Charlotte Hopkins Hall
I Need You to Be Afraid of Nothing
Exhibition View
Charlotte Hopkins Hall <br> Laying Down My Burden, 2015 <br> Acrylic on canvas, 122 x 148 cm
Charlotte Hopkins Hall
Laying Down My Burden, 2015
Acrylic on canvas, 122 x 148 cm
Charlotte Hopkins Hall <br> I Need You to Be Afraid of Nothing <br> Exhibition View
Charlotte Hopkins Hall
I Need You to Be Afraid of Nothing
Exhibition View
Charlotte Hopkins Hall <br> Figuring The Abstract III, 2015 <br> Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 100 cm
Charlotte Hopkins Hall
Figuring The Abstract III, 2015
Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 100 cm
Charlotte Hopkins Hall <br> I Need You to Be Afraid of Nothing <br> Exhibition View
Charlotte Hopkins Hall
I Need You to Be Afraid of Nothing
Exhibition View
Charlotte Hopkins Hall <br> Play Fast, Drink Fast, Loose Everything, 2014 <br> Acrylic on canvas, 130 x 150 cm
Charlotte Hopkins Hall
Play Fast, Drink Fast, Loose Everything, 2014
Acrylic on canvas, 130 x 150 cm
Charlotte Hopkins Hall <br> I Need You to Be Afraid of Nothing <br> Exhibition View
Charlotte Hopkins Hall
I Need You to Be Afraid of Nothing
Exhibition View
Charlotte Hopkins Hall <br> Order & Disorder, 2015 <br> Acrylic on canvas, 150 x 100 cm
Charlotte Hopkins Hall
Order & Disorder, 2015
Acrylic on canvas, 150 x 100 cm
Charlotte Hopkins Hall <br> I Need You to Be Afraid of Nothing <br> Exhibition View
Charlotte Hopkins Hall
I Need You to Be Afraid of Nothing
Exhibition View
Charlotte Hopkins Hall <br> Figuring the Abstract IV, 2015 <br> Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 100 cm
Charlotte Hopkins Hall
Figuring the Abstract IV, 2015
Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 100 cm
Charlotte Hopkins Hall <br> I Need You to Be Afraid of Nothing <br> Exhibition View
Charlotte Hopkins Hall
I Need You to Be Afraid of Nothing
Exhibition View
Charlotte Hopkins Hall <br> I Need You to be Afraid of Nothing, 2015 <br> Acrylic on canvas, 2 x 150 x 100 cm (Diptych)
Charlotte Hopkins Hall
I Need You to be Afraid of Nothing, 2015
Acrylic on canvas, 2 x 150 x 100 cm (Diptych)
Charlotte Hopkins Hall <br> I Need You to Be Afraid of Nothing <br> Exhibition View
Charlotte Hopkins Hall
I Need You to Be Afraid of Nothing
Exhibition View
Charlotte Hopkins Hall <br> I Need You to Be Afraid of Nothing <br> Exhibition View
Charlotte Hopkins Hall
I Need You to Be Afraid of Nothing
Exhibition View
Charlotte Hopkins Hall <br> I Need You to Be Afraid of Nothing <br> Exhibition View
Charlotte Hopkins Hall
I Need You to Be Afraid of Nothing
Exhibition View
Charlotte Hopkins Hall <br> Taming Death, 2014 <br> Arylic on canvas, 200 x 125 cm
Charlotte Hopkins Hall
Taming Death, 2014
Arylic on canvas, 200 x 125 cm
Charlotte Hopkins Hall <br> A Private Space, 2014 <br> Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 150 cm (Private Collection)
Charlotte Hopkins Hall
A Private Space, 2014
Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 150 cm (Private Collection)
Charlotte Hopkins Hall <br> Rhythms, Dreams and Expectations, 2014 <br> Acrylic on canvas, 2 x 150 x 100 cm (Private Collection)
Charlotte Hopkins Hall
Rhythms, Dreams and Expectations, 2014
Acrylic on canvas, 2 x 150 x 100 cm (Private Collection)
Charlotte Hopkins Hall <br> Hold Up, 2014 <br> Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 150 cm (Private Collection)
Charlotte Hopkins Hall
Hold Up, 2014
Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 150 cm (Private Collection)
Charlotte Hopkins Hall <br> Simulacra and Masquerade, 2012 <br> Acrylic on canvas, 125 x 150 cm
Charlotte Hopkins Hall
Simulacra and Masquerade, 2012
Acrylic on canvas, 125 x 150 cm