Charlie Anderson is a painter. He celebrates the throwaway nature of contemporary culture by painting images from sources such as magazines, flyers, advertising and political campaigns. By painting image on top of image and fragmenting the discernible text and forms, Anderson draws parallels to the fleeting nature of life. The process of manually reproducing images from mass media echoes the history of painting as a form of documentation, and his use of the female form recalls the tradition of figurative painting in art.
As an addition to the existing entrance piece from Okuda, we wanted to add a little more of the grit of New York to the space. By mixing Okuda’s precise, geometric style with Charlie’s rough, messy composition, it created a sense of organized chaos that mirrors the energy of SPiN.