Charlotte lives and works in countries unfamiliar to her and the photographs made during these periods are part documentation and part snapshot. The compositions are always unpeopled and unresolved, depicting no more than part of the global modernised landscape.
She is very conscious of the traditional connections painting has to the landscape and plays deliberately with painting’s historical aesthetics. There is a continuous sense of risk within this play as large brushes are swept across the canvas in an attempt at accurate depiction, creating a tension between photorealism and abstraction.
Charlotte’s most recent series of work is monochrome, inspired by her recent investigation into phenomenology and the uncanny effects that early black and white cinematography had on its audience. The removal of colour in the work adds to the sense of distance in the work itself; the unpeopled and un-located places depicted set an unfamiliar stage for the viewer.