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WOAW Gallery & Case Studyo present SANDWORM by CHARLIE ROBERTS

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WOAW Gallery & Case Studyo present SANDWORM by CHARLIE ROBERTS
WOAW Gallery - "Sandstorm" by Charlie Roberts

WOAW Gallery and  Case Studyo have worked together to present “Sandworm” an exhibition by American artist Charlie Roberts, which is now open from now till 19th july at WOAW Gallery at 5 Sun Street in Hong Kong. The show features various mediums: paintings and sculpture, resulting in a diverse and dynamic exhibition that draws on cultural and science fiction references.

The title “Sandworm” is inspired by American science fiction novelist Frank Herbert's work "Dune" published in 1965. In his novel, Frank Herbert imagines a future on the planet Arrakis thousands of years later where a rare and holy drug named “Melange” is sought for by humanity. The usage of the drug allows the ability to predict the future and prolong life. The protagonist in the novel is determined to get his hands on “Melange”, however, is met by the gatekeeper of the treasure, the Sandworm. The giant Sandworm is able to detect any vibrations on the ground and will devour anyone in search of “Melange”. Therefore, the show titled "Sandstorm" takes its name from this reference: the gatekeeper to a highly prized magical drug. 

WOAW Gallery - "Sandstorm" by Charlie Roberts

Small Bronze Classic Patina Figure - Charlie Roberts

To celebrate his first solo show in Hong Kong, Roberts has created a wooden sculpture and a small bronze classic patina figure. The small bronze figure presents a mushroom sporting sneaker that often appears in Robert's works. This sculpture comes along with a specially designed box and will be sold in limited quantities.

The wooden sculpture is a hand-carved portrait of a man with a full-body design. The man’s facial features are carved out meticulously and finished with acrylic paint; fully displaying Charlie Roberts' quiet and ethereal style. 

Wooden Sculpture - Charlie Roberts

By taking inspiration from the Sandworm, Charlie Roberts creates a metaphor to show the contradiction between nature and human civilization.

Through his paintings, Charlie Roberts connects the real world with the notion of spiritual consciousness. He breaks the boundaries of the two with psychedelics and rendering them in his work. By incorporating different shades of blue and washed-out residual colors in his works, Charlie Roberts creates a mysterious and ethereal atmosphere. The characters in “Dune” embrace, ignore, and fear the future in their own various ways, questioning the necessity and worthiness in pro-longing life. The search for the meaning of life requires a new consciousness, the anticipation of facing the unknown, and one may enter the deeps.

"Good Times" by Charlie Roberts

"Keep on Truckin" by Charlie Roberts

"Waiting for My Man" by Charlie Roberts

WOAW Gallery - "Sandstorm" by Charlie Roberts

WOAW Gallery - "Sandstorm" by Charlie Roberts

Exhibition Dates: 24 June - 19 July 2020
Address: WOAW Gallery, 5 Sun Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Opening Times: 11:00AM - 6:00PM
 


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