Karsten Schubert London is proud to announce the representation of British artist Charlotte Verity. This follows two recent solo exhibitions at the gallery, Echoing Green and Echoing Green Part II: The Printed Year, which presented Verity’s recent paintings and watercolour monotypes respectively. Next week, Karsten Schubert London will exhibit a solo booth of her new monotypes at the London Original Print Fair at Somerset House.
Things move quickly, fleetingly, barely noticeably. How to respond? Charlotte Verity
Whether working at a large or small scale, Verity maps the ephemerality of her immediate surroundings, evoking the cycles of nature. The sense of light and space compels the viewer to look more closely. Transient moments and feelings are captured whether in the blossom of the pear tree in spring, or the starkness of holly in winter, the sky reflected in its shiny leaves. With her brush she seeks out the subtle shifts in tone and colour, or the exact line and curve of what is in front of her. Her handling ranges accordingly - from broad strokes to intense passages of fine brushwork.
Nothing in a Verity painting is ever motionless […] How Verity achieves this sense of movement - birth growth, blossom, decay, four seasons on a single surface -with such an economy of subject is what makes her a truly contemporary painter. Rachel Spence
Coinciding with her recent exhibitions at Karsten Schubert London, the gallery’s publishing arm, Ridinghouse published Echoing Green: The Printed Year in 2021, bringing together Charlotte Verity’s nearly 100 monotypes made the previous year. This follows another collaboration with Ridinghouse in 2016, Charlotte Verity, a survey of the artist’s recent work, accompanied by writings by Edmund de Waal, Paul Hills and Garry Fabian Miller.
Charlotte Verity (b. 1954) studied at Slade School of Fine Art, London where she was awarded the Slade Prize and Boise Travel Scholarship. Recent solo exhibitions include: Echoing Green, Karsten Schubert London (2021); The Seasons’ Ebb, New Art Centre (2019); In Their Garden, Garden Museum, London (2018) and New Paintings, Purdy Hicks, London (2016). Her work can be found in public collections such as Arts Council of England; the British Museum; Deutsche Bank; Garden Museum, London; the Government Art Collection, UK; Sir John Soane’s Museum, London and University College London.