About

"Seeing past the paint and into a feeling." Julien Papa Charles 2017 (AKA Cleveringa)

Abstract art tells us more than colour and mark-making. It goes beyond that into ideas about ourselves and our environments that we can only try to understand and only if we try and look deeper.

Julien Papa Charles (b. 1969) artwork is about- knowing‚ understanding and expressing feelings both deep and emotional. He works intuitively primarily in Abstract form. He uses colour‚ line and shape to allay a sense of these expressions at times whilst in other paintings also delves into the nature of the accidental mark, flow and drip of paint. They are very deep and personal works of art.

“Abstraction is real‚ probably more real than nature. I prefer to see with closed eyes.”
(Josef Albers)

Education

Education
1987 - 1991 Bachelor of Arts Degree (Psychology)‚ University of Sydney‚ NSW
1992 - 1994 Bachelor of Visual Arts Degree (Painting)‚ Sydney College of the Arts (SCA)‚
University of Sydney‚ NSW‚ unfinished.
1995 - 1998 Masters of Management Degree (Community)‚ University of Technology (UTS)‚
Sydney‚ NSW

Exhibitions

Selected Prize Exhibitions

2013 Fishers Ghost Art Prize- Finalist ‚Campbelltown Art Centre Gallery
2013 Hawkesbury Art Prize- Finalist ‚ Purple Noon Art Gallery
2012 Hawkesbury Art Prize- Finalist ‚ Purple Noon Art Gallery
2012 Fishers Ghost Art Prize- Finalist ‚Campbelltown Art Centre Gallery
2012 Blacktown Art Prize- Finalist‚ Blacktown Art Centre Gallery
2011 Mosman Art Prize- Finalist ‚ Mosman Art Gallery
2011 Blacktown Art Prize- Finalist‚ Blacktown Art Centre Gallery
2010 Blacktown Art Prize- Finalist‚ Blacktown Art Centre Gallery
2010 Mosman Art Prize- Finalist ‚ Mosman Art Gallery

Group Exhibitions

2013 TAP Gallery‚ Darlinghurst‚ Sydney- ‘Known-Unknown’
2013 Kaleidoscope Gallery‚ Chippendale‚ Sydney- “Summer”

Influences

Franz Klein‚ Mark Rothko‚ Joseph Albers‚ Adam Cullen‚ Sydney Ball and Dale Frank.

40cm (W) x 51cm (H)
Resin
$390
68cm (W) x 68cm (H)
Resin
$330
68cm (W) x 68.5cm (H)
Resin
$290
46cm (W) x 61cm (H)
Resin
$390
60cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$390
60cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$390
60cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$390
60cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$390
60cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$390
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