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