WALL PAINTING (The Grey In The Morning)

Acrylic on/off aluminium
Dimensions: 36.9 x 29.7 x 3.5 cm
Charlie Warde, 2019 – 20

Gold is used in KINTSUGI. If it’s broken, fix it; make a virtue of those repairs.
This is NOT the tact taken by UK local authorities with regards to their postwar housing stock.

Gold is DECORATIVE. It is the antithesis of Modernism, a movement that shunned ornament.

Gold was considered a DIRTY METAL by the Utopians. Thomas Moore’s fictional islanders used it to make chamber pots and prisoners’ manacles.