Charlotte Colbert [ - Present ]

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Language, psychoanalysis, socio-political constructions of gender and identity are at the heart of Colbert’s practice. Spanning film, photography, ceramics and sculpture, she questions narrative structures and storytelling, weaving surreal and fantastical mise en scene in a documentarian approach to characters, figures and people. Fiction becomes a way to approach the truth and the most intimate emotions. Straddling the fine line between fine art and film, Colbert’s films have strong philosophical undertones and often play on questions of time, space and identity, often dark and surreal with a hint of comedy.

Selected Shows: Mademoiselle, CRAC Centre Regional d Art Contemporain Occitanie, Sete, France (2018); From Selfie to Self Expression, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK (2017), Daydreaming with Stanely Kubrick; Guests V&A Museum of Childhood, London, UK; Istanbul International Art fair; Art Basel; Small is Beautiful, Flowers Gallery; Dancing at the edge of the World, Sara Zanin, Rome; Birth, TJ Boulting.

Selected Films: She Will (Alice Krige, Rupert Everett, Malcolm McDowell) The Silent Man (Simon Amstell, Cillian Murphy, Sophie Kennedy Clark); The Girl With Liquid Eyes (Bill Nighy)

Exhibitions at Messums Galleries


EXHIBITION: Body Language | Charlotte Colbert

22 October – 15 January 2023