I’m a fiend for the work of Australian artist Chirstopher Charlie Isoe. Like his Aussie contemporary, Anthony Lister, Isoe’s work is influenced by a number of areas and genres – thanks in large part to his youth. Isoe grew up in Perth and left school at the age of sixteen. He immersed himself in a world of graffiti, skateboarding, travel, and life on the streets. When he hit his twenties, already well traveled, Isoe went back to score a high school diploma, and subsequently a Degree in Fine Art.
Isoe makes his solo UK debut this week with an exhibition titled Silver Spoons and Hotel Rooms at Lazarides gallery in Central London. The new exhibition brings together photographic works, sculpture and oil paintings for an engaging show. As he says in his bio: “We exist in the nervous bowels of Late Capitalism. In this age of disposable, plastic consumerism, I observe the late nights, the addiction, and the perverse. I am not a passive observer, but rather a reflexive participant…I see the animalistic side of human nature, and it gives scope to the contemporary Human Condition. We are tourists in our own lives. We often miss the bits that are real.”
Christopher Charlie Isoe, Silver Spoons and Hotel Rooms, Lazarides Gallery, 11 Rathbone Place, W1, May 14 – 25 June.