Artist Biography: Charlie Anderson

Awarded the Meyer Oppenheim Prize by the Royal Scottish Academy

One of 30 UK artists short listed for the Jerwood Contemporary Painting Prize

Winner of the British Airways Degree Show Prize

Artist in Residence George Watson's College 2009-2010

Charlie Anderson is an artist whose work explores the role of painting throughout history, and its place in contemporary art. By juxtaposing information and imagery taken from all aspects of contemporary life, he develops new and critical definitions, often with a satirical twist. His paintings are reminiscent of the weathered and layered effect of street advertising and billboards, which he re-creates through the sole use of paint. Anderson's paintings are held by a number of well-known private and international collections, including British Airways.

"Anderson recalls Rauschenberg without being derivative" Duncan Macmillan