Monday, 8 March 2010
Over the last decade, internationally recognized artist Charlie White has created some of the most arresting, wtf images in contemporary photography. Through an extensive process that entails casting actors, creating characters, and building sets to construct scenes that are disturbing yet familiar, White shows the violence, desires, and social anxieties that trouble the American collective subconscious. In series such as In a Matter of Days (1999) and Understanding Joshua (2001), White created monsters that stand as surrogates for human fragility and the internal demons that haunt our experiences of self and other.
White is a photographer and filmmaker whose work has been exhibited internationally since 1999 including the Center for Contemporary Art in Salamanca, Spain; Oberösterreichische Landesmuseen in Linz, Austria; The Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York; and Bergen Kunsthall in Bergen, Norway. White lives and works in Los Angeles, California and holds the position of Associate Professor, and is the Director of the MFA program at the University of Southern California’s Roski School of Fine Arts.