Charlotte O’Brien

My practice centres on constructing identities which are inspired by observations of contemporary culture. I find that drawing enables me to effectively capture a certain mood or personality through depicting characters’ poses and expressions.

Though creating scenes which present fragments of situations or identities, I aim to encourage viewers to construct their own narratives based around the work.

I enjoy experimenting with Photoshop and collage as they bring an alternative dimension to each drawing as well as the characters and scenarios presented.


November 2014 All About Drawing (group exhibition), Cross Street Arts, Wigan

October 2013 Origins (group exhibition), Nexus Art Cafe, Manchester

July 2013 Free Range, Truman Brewery, London

June 2013 Fine Art Degree Show, Northumbria University, Newcastle

April 2013 Phase 2 (group exhibition), Off Quay Studios, Newcastle

March 2012 Terms and Conditions (group exhibition), Gallery North Project Space, Newcastle