One to watch for the future

Charlotte Keates is a talented young artist from Somerset and is known for her paintings and drawings. Charlotte went to Falmouth University, a multi-arts university located in Falmouth and Penryn, Cornwall, where she earned her Bachelor degree in Fine Art. She is also interested in interior design and occasionally works at the Design Centre Chelsea Harbour in London. Charlotte has featured in Harper's Bazaar, Atlas Magazine, Supersonic Artonline, and has exhibited with Arusha Gallery in Aberdeen, Bristol, Edinburgh, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Miami and St Ives.

Borrowing from technical blueprint and architectural drawing, Charlotte's work draws on the ideals of organic architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Hugo Haring and Bucky Fuller. Interiors recall the modish geometry of 1960s and ‘70s design, shown here in communion with elements from the natural world. Trees push through flat concrete, while perspectives unfold in sheets of glass. These images of modernist leisure leave one with the feeling of having entered a space only recently vacated, dramatising stillness without surrendering movement.

2018  Finalist for the Columbia Threadneedle Prize