Alan Charlton / Bio

Alan Charlton, born in 1948 in Sheffield (GB), is one of the most famous representatives of the minimal and conceptual art in England. For more than 40 years his work consists of pure monochrome grey paintings, made with acrylic paint on canvas. When he was twenty-one years old, while still studying at the Camberwell School of Art, he took the decision to make only grey paintings. For Charlton the color grey is the most emotional and diverse color. All his works are based on the module of 4,5 cm. Their balanced compostions of mostly several grey panels give the paintings a monumental and specific expression.

Since the seventies Charlton had numerous important museum and gallery shows. In the Netherlands he had solo shows at Art & Project and at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and the Van Abbemuseum, in Germany at Konrad Fischer Galerie since 1972 and recently at the Musuem Kurhaus Kleve. In Italy he showed at Castello di Rivoli, Torino, in Switserland at Galerie Tschudi and in London at Annely Juda Gallery and at the Tate. His work has been collected worldwide by prestigious public and private collections.

Alan Charlton / Works