Born in 1974
Lives and works in London, UK
Charlie Warde creates works of art recreating sections of concrete buildings, such as Ernö Goldfinger’s Trellick Tower in West London and of Robin Hood Gardens in Poplar, designed by English architects Alison and Peter Smithson.
Warde was ‘artist in residence’ at Trellick Tower focusing on the materials of the building. He produced a series of ‘3D paintings’ exploring damaged areas of the building’s curtilage and the spalled surface of the 31-storey tower. These ‘Plastic Paintings’ mimic the Brutalist building material, concrete. Each of the works is made entirely from artist pigments and acrylic mediums.
Warde was ‘artist in residence’ during 2013 at Goldfinger’s home 2 Willow Road where he made etching-based works exploring Goldfinger’s Utopian drive to build for a better world. His most recent example, Memorandum (Robin Hood Gardens), was June’s “Print of The Month” at the V&A Museum.
He also made Homes of Tomorrow, four radio programs on Goldfinger’s ideas and legacy, with sound artist James Torrance. The series features on Architecture degree syllabi throughout the world.
- 2011 – 2012, Fine Art MA with Distinction. City and Guilds of London Art School
- 2002 – 2004, Studied under Richard Serrin, Florence
- 2002 – 2003, La Libera Accademia Di Belle Arti, Florence
- 2000 – 2002, Charles Cecil Studios Scholarship, Florence
- 1993 – 1996, History of Art BA, Manchester University
Awards and Residencies
- 2018, ‘Print of the Month’ (June 2018), The V&A Museum
- 2015, Artist in Residence, Goldfinger Factory, Trellick Tower
- 2013, Artist in Residence, 2 Willow Road (National Trust) GAM Prize
- 2012, Norman Ackroyd Print Making Prize
- 2012, ‘Print of the Month’ (July 2012), The V&A Museum
- 2012, Diana Brooks Prize