Born  in  1974

Lives and works in London and Marseille




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
  • 1993  –  1996, History  of  Art  BA,  Manchester  University

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2020 “Earth Eaters”. Cole Projects. London
  • 2020 “White Mountain College”. Manifesta 13. Marseille
  • 2020 “Visual Tonic”. Cole Projects X The Lexi Cinema
  • 2019 “La Saga 3”. Double V Gallery. Marseille
  • 2019 “Summer Show”. Double V Gallery. Marseille
  • 2018 “Summer Show”. Maddox Arts Gallery
  • 2018 “Concrete Artefacts” (Solo presentation). Platfroms Project Art Fair. Athens
  • 2017 “Disappearing Landscape” (Solo show). Lubomirov |Angus Hughes Gallery
  • 2017 “Concrete Paintings” (Solo show). Another Country. (London Festival of Architecture)
  • 2017 “Platforms Project”. Art Athina. Athens
  • 2016 “Concrete Legacies” (Solo show). The Muse Gallery
  • 2016 “Art-Athina”. Athens 
  • 2015 “Hundeds and Thousands”. Lubomirov|Angus-Hughes.
  • 2015 “Art-Athina”. Athens
  • 2015 “Limited Editions”. Lubomirov-Easton
  • 2014 “Sanctuaries: Temporary Dwellings of The Real or Imagined”. The Richmix
  • 2013 “This Must Be The Place”. 2 Willow Road
  • 2013 “The London Original Print Fair.” The Royal Academy
  • 2012 “The London Original Print Fair.” The Royal Academy


Awards  and  Residencies


  • 2020, ‘White Mountain College’ Manifesta Biennial, Marseille
  • 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

Public Collections


  • 2017, Victoria & Albert Museum
  • 2017, Victoria & Albert Museum
  • 2013, 2 Willow Road
  • 2012, Victoria & Albert Museum