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LDF: Live Painting and Art Installation with Charlie Oscar Patterson

Charlie Oscar Patterson 6
Charlie Oscar Patterson 6
Charlie Oscar Patterson Courtesy of Conran Shop Selfridges
Written by
emilyfrench
Published date
15 September 2016

The Conran Shop Selfridges’ is celebrating it’s first birthday during London Design Festival. To commemorate they are collaborating with South-London based artist and designer and Chelsea BA Graphic Design Communication graduate, Charlie Oscar Patterson to create a visual masterpiece in their store space.

Combining vivid colour and precise form, The Conran Shop Selfridges is set to be revitalised thanks to Charlie’s dynamic work.

Charlie Oscar Patterson Courtesy of Conran Shop Selfridges

Charlie Oscar Patterson Courtesy of Conran Shop Selfridges

From the 19th to the 23rd September, Charlie will be exhibiting his creative prowess in-store as he live-paints a vibrant mural that is to be displayed until mid-October.

You can experience Charlie creating his striking one-of-a-kind piece live in the afternoons and evenings of 19th – 23rd September at The Conran Shop Selfridges, where the completed creation will be on display until mid-October.

Visitors can watch as Charlie paints the store’s wall in his signature brightly coloured, graphic style and a selection of his eye-catching work will be available for purchase. Go to the Conran Shop Events page for further details.

Charlie Oscar Patterson Courtesy of Conran Shop Selfridges

Charlie Oscar Patterson Courtesy of Conran Shop Selfridges

Charlie says of the project:

“I studied Graphic Design Communication at Chelsea College of Arts and now work as a designer at Studio Moross. I do paintings outside of the day job and I’m getting more into murals, which I’ve always wanted to do. I enjoy making things… I do always think I should have done carpentry, but painting is the one.”

Charlie Oscar Patterson Courtesy of Conran Shop Selfridges

Charlie Oscar Patterson Courtesy of Conran Shop Selfridges

“I am in to large scale artworks, pieces that you have to look up at and take a step back from to appreciate. Colour is also very important; if an artist can transform a wall or a space with simple use of colour it can completely change the way you feel about that space. I’m just really into minimal shapes and colour. I love artists’ work that is very delicate and detailed, but I just can’t do it. The idea of seeing a giant perfect circle or square on a massive surface is so satisfying.”

Charlie Oscar Patterson Courtesy of Conran Shop Selfridges

Charlie Oscar Patterson Courtesy of Conran Shop Selfridges

“This piece is something I have wanted to paint for a while. I usually work by sketching lots of ideas and then when I get an opportunity to use them they come to life. The blue ultramarine paint is very Conran, which is where we’ve come together this time, but I’d love to use it more often.”

“I always tend to go for colours that make each other stand out more; I like colours that slightly clash, but the issue I have found is that people don’t want clashing colours in their house or on their street. People need to embrace more bright and striking colours!”

Charlie Oscar Patterson Courtesy of Conran Shop Selfridges

Charlie Oscar Patterson Courtesy of Conran Shop Selfridges

Find out more about BA Graphic Design Communication at Chelsea

Read the full interview over on the Conran Shop Website