Charlie Billingham

Had She Had Had (detail), 2016


Editon of 80 + 20 APs
42 x 29.7 cm 




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About the artwork  

In this exclusive edition for Studio Voltaire, British painter Charlie Billingham has continued his tradition of drawing Regency-era illustrations; satirizing the powdered wigs, un-done britches and perverse ribald humour that frequented populist sketches from the era. Removing these historical motifs from their context, Billingham offers the work a decorative hommage, filled with expressive gestural painting in a joyful colour palette.

About the artist

Charlie Billingham (b.1984, London, UK) lives and works in London. Recent solo exhibitions include: Schaulust, Supportico Lopez, Berlin, Germany (2015); Free Time, Emalin, Zuoz, Switzerland (2014);Tender 2 The Sunshine Room, OHWOW, Los Angeles, CA (2014); Coming Out, Royal Academy, London, UK (2013). The artist is represented by Moran Bondaroff, Los Angeles and Supportico Lopez, Berlin.

Studio Voltaire has been supporting artists for over twenty years, through our renowned programme of exhibitions, performances, events and education projects as well as providing affordable studios.

We have gained a reputation for championing both emerging and underrepresented artistic practices, often at key stage in the artist’s career. These have included Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Phyllida Barlow, Ruth Ewan, Elizabeth Price, Jo Spence, Joanne Tatham & Tom O’Sullivan, Richard Slee and Cathy Wilkes.

The gallery also provides an important UK platform for international artists, often providing them their first-ever presentation in the UK. These have included Nairy Baghramian, Thea Djordjadze, Nicole Eisenman, Judith Hopf, Paulina Olowska and Henrik Olesen.