Millar, Charlie

Bio

In November 2000 Charlie Millar flew to Mali equipped with a handful of pencils, a tiny watercolour tin and a bag of paper. Travelling vast distances within the country, he created a series of sketches and works on paper that formed the basis of some of the most exciting work of his career. Mali has given him a rich new perspective on those things that matter most to him: music, faith and buildings. These are the frontiers of his life, and have proved fertile themes in his work to date. For some years his paintings have evoked a strong sense of place through an exploration of what makes those places unique. Before visiting Mali he produced a series of 98 panels called The Strong Brown God – revisiting places and themes that have long preoccupied him – Suffolk, Ethiopia, Glyndebourne, Wagner, maps, symbols, music and architecture.

Education

  • 1987 Fine Art, Camberwell

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Ozymandias, 1997 (oil on canvas)
Ozymandias, 1997 (oil on canvas)

MLA143975: © Charlie Millar / Bridgeman Images

Selassie Monoliths, 1998 (oil on canvas)
Selassie Monoliths, 1998 (oil on canvas)

MLA143976: © Charlie Millar / Bridgeman Images

Ashetan, 1998 (oil on board)
Ashetan, 1998 (oil on board)

MLA143979: © Charlie Millar / Bridgeman Images

Maryam, 1998 (oil on canvas)
Maryam, 1998 (oil on canvas)

MLA143982: © Charlie Millar / Bridgeman Images

Giorgis, 1998 (oil on canvas)
Giorgis, 1998 (oil on canvas)

MLA143984: © Charlie Millar / Bridgeman Images

Ogaden, 1999 (oil on linen)
Ogaden, 1999 (oil on linen)

MLA143985: © Charlie Millar / Bridgeman Images

Great Bear and Pleaides (oil on linen)
Great Bear and Pleaides (oil on linen)

MLA143986: © Charlie Millar / Bridgeman Images

One World, 2000 (oil on linen)
One World, 2000 (oil on linen)

MLA143987: © Charlie Millar / Bridgeman Images

Glyndebourne, 2000 (oil on linen)
Glyndebourne, 2000 (oil on linen)

MLA143988: © Charlie Millar / Bridgeman Images

Namenlosen, 2000 (oil on linen)
Namenlosen, 2000 (oil on linen)

MLA143989: © Charlie Millar / Bridgeman Images

Parsifal, 1995 (oil on linen)
Parsifal, 1995 (oil on linen)

MLA143990: © Charlie Millar / Bridgeman Images

Lebensbrot, 1995 (oil on linen)
Lebensbrot, 1995 (oil on linen)

MLA143991: © Charlie Millar / Bridgeman Images

Moonglow, 1998 (oil on canvas)
Moonglow, 1998 (oil on canvas)

MLA143992: © Charlie Millar / Bridgeman Images

Acropolis, Athens, 1994 (w/c on paper)
Acropolis, Athens, 1994 (w/c on paper)

MLA143993: © Charlie Millar / Bridgeman Images

Untitled blue painting, 1995 (oil on canvas)
Untitled blue painting, 1995 (oil on canvas)

MLA143994: © Charlie Millar / Bridgeman Images

Glyndebourne, 2000 (oil on linen)
Glyndebourne, 2000 (oil on linen)

MLA143995: © Charlie Millar / Bridgeman Images

World Ash Tree, 1999 (oil on linen)
World Ash Tree, 1999 (oil on linen)

MLA143996: © Charlie Millar / Bridgeman Images

Red Painting (oil on linen)
Red Painting (oil on linen)

MLA187200: © Charlie Millar / Bridgeman Images

Yellow journey (oil on canvas)
Yellow journey (oil on canvas)

MLA391321: © Charlie Millar / Bridgeman Images

Sunday night, Djenne, Mali (oil on linen)
Sunday night, Djenne, Mali (oil on linen)

MLA391322: © Charlie Millar / Bridgeman Images

The Stolen Cross (mixed media)
The Stolen Cross (mixed media)

MLA391323: © Charlie Millar / Bridgeman Images

Luxor Temple (w/c on paper)
Luxor Temple (w/c on paper)

MLA391324: © Charlie Millar / Bridgeman Images

Untitled
Untitled

MLA391325: © Charlie Millar / Bridgeman Images

Untitled
Untitled

MLA391326: © Charlie Millar / Bridgeman Images

St. George, Lalibela (w/c on paper)
St. George, Lalibela (w/c on paper)

MLA391327: © Charlie Millar / Bridgeman Images

Bee resin casts (mixed media)
Bee resin casts (mixed media)

MLA391328: © Charlie Millar / Bridgeman Images

Uhusiano
Uhusiano

MLA992501: © Charlie Millar / Bridgeman Images

Upsetter Tadpoles
Upsetter Tadpoles

MLA992502: © Charlie Millar / Bridgeman Images

Sisal
Sisal

MLA992503: © Charlie Millar / Bridgeman Images

Project for the Anonymous Audience
Project for the Anonymous Audience

MLA992504: © Charlie Millar / Bridgeman Images

May
May

MLA992505: © Charlie Millar / Bridgeman Images

Holbein
Holbein

MLA992506: © Charlie Millar / Bridgeman Images

The First Chilli
The First Chilli

MLA992507: © Charlie Millar / Bridgeman Images

Recollections of Colours After Seven
Recollections of Colours After Seven

MLA992508: © Charlie Millar / Bridgeman Images

My Gramophone is the Most Powerful
My Gramophone is the Most Powerful

MLA992509: © Charlie Millar / Bridgeman Images

1985
1985

MLA992510: © Charlie Millar / Bridgeman Images

The Tomato
The Tomato

MLA994347: © Charlie Millar / Bridgeman Images

Immortality 2
Immortality 2

MLA994348: © Charlie Millar / Bridgeman Images

Immortality
Immortality

MLA994350: © Charlie Millar / Bridgeman Images

Egg over red and black
Egg over red and black

MLA994351: © Charlie Millar / Bridgeman Images

April
April

MLA994353: © Charlie Millar / Bridgeman Images

Chillies in a Glass
Chillies in a Glass

MLA994354: © Charlie Millar / Bridgeman Images

Monday morning, Djenné, Mali (oil on linen)
Monday morning, Djenné, Mali (oil on linen)

MLA2906607: © Charlie Millar / Bridgeman Images

Dennington (oil on linen)
Dennington (oil on linen)

MLA2906610: © Charlie Millar / Bridgeman Images

Luxor Temple (w/c on paper)
Luxor Temple (w/c on paper)

MLA2906611: © Charlie Millar / Bridgeman Images


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