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Charlie Dutton

Charlie uses alternative photographic techniques and paint in his art practice and has exhibited in various shows in UK and China.

He ran a successful Art gallery (Charlie Dutton Gallery) in Central London for 5 years exhibiting over 400 artists before moving to Beijing working on various curatorial projects.

Whilst China has provided his recent inspirations and attentions, his fundamental ideas are taken from non-visual orientation, perception and touching, and the related constructs of Phenomenology, such as human reactions to our surroundings and as he describes the "in-between senses”. His works are abstract, layered and intelligent; “My interest concern the connections between media, layers, texture and imperfections. I'd like the viewer to touch the work with their eyes".

Materials and the process of making work are central to Charlie's objectives. Whist in Beijing Charlie has been developing new ideas with light sensitive materials such as Cyanotype, Chemigrams and Photograms; “I’m interested in how the art becomes physical as well as a poetic recorder for its surroundings. Cyanotype is UV sensitive paint which is exposed to the sun, so automatically the work becomes a heterogeneous part of our environment, as with colour and photosynthesis, or time and erosion in our landscape.”



Central St. Martins College of Art, London, UK 2007-08

Post Graduate Photography

Central St. Martins College of Art, London, UK 1994 – 96

BA (hons) in Fine Art

Stroud College of Art, Cheltenham, UK 1992 – 93

Foundation in Art and Design



Shows, Commissions and Curating

1994 Crypt Gallery, Marylebone Road NW1 -Group Show

1995 Stanpoint Gallery, Hoxton N1 -Group Show

1995 Cone and Wolf Prize, Lethaby Gallery WC1 (Awarded Second prize) -Group Show

1995 Faulkner's Fine Paper Lethaby Gallery WC1 -Group Show

1996 CSM Charing Cross WC2 -Degree Show

1997 Rugby Tavern EC1- Group Show

1997 Steven Gill Architects N1- Commission

1997 Shaw's Book Sellers EC1 -Solo Show

1998 Marsh Goose GL56 -Solo Show

1999 Henley Festival, Oxon -Group Show

2000 Assad Accountants, Glos. GL56 - Commission

2000 Ali Barba Gallery, Monquc. France -Solo Show

2003 Ali Barba Gallery, Monquc. France -Solo Show

2004 Rt Hon Mark Wilson. London N1 -Commission

2004 Cross Street Gallery. London N1 -Group Show

2004 “Ooze”  - John Johns Gallery N4 -Curated/Group Show

2005 “Can't see for Looking” - Tavern Gallery N1 -Curated / Group Show

2005 ‘wambamthankyoumam’  - The Upstairs Gallery EC1 - Group Show

2005   Wood for the Trees: John Jones London 

2006 “Mosaic” Highgate Gallery N6 - Curated

2007 “Juddykes“ John Jones Galley N1 -Group Show

2007 Arts Club, Davis Street - Group Show

2008 “24:2008”  - Association of Photography. Group show

2008 Intrum Show  - Truman Brewery.  Group Show

2008 Graduation Show CSM, London

2008 Interim Show: Old Truman Brewery London

2008 “Sizzler - Jago Gallery Redchurch Street. Group Show

2008 Photography Group Show - Crypt Gallery. Kings Cross London

2009 Unseen: Gramaphone London 

2010 Zeitgeist Project, London

2015 Chemical City - Labas Bar Gallery, Beijing, Solo Show

2016 Radical Me - Tannery Art, London. Group Show

2016 Art Without Borders - Art More Gallery, Beijing. Group Show

2016 Summer Stage - Ying Gallery CCD, Beijing. Group Show

2016 The British Society of Self-Deprecation Part 1 - Cheng Art 798, Beijing. Curated/Group Show

2016 Scroll Down - Cheng Art 798 Beijing

2016 Originality by the Academics Creative Art - Sichuan Fine Art Insitute CoCurated/Group Show

2017 Legal Aliens - Yanhuag Art Museum, Beijing. Group Show

2018 China Europe International Art Exhibition  – Cutrual Exchange Centre, Beijing Group show

2018 Seatopia – Beijing Group Show

2018 Legal Aliens - Yanhuag Art Museum, Beijing. Group Show

2019 Polerized Gentelman – EGG Gallery Beijing

2019 Group Show - Nook Gallery Beijing



2009 – Present:  Owner, Charlie Dutton Gallery, London (relocating)

2014 – 2015: Co Owner, LaBas Art Bar, Beijing.

2017 – Present: Director, BACA Art Centre, Beijing:


Art Lectureing

2018 Wuhan University.

2017 CAFA University, Yanjiao

2016 Sitchan Fine Art Institue, Chongqing, China

2015 Dalian Medical University, Dalian, China

2014 BACA, CAFA, Tsinghue University, Dulwich School, Beijing, China

2013 University Art London, Camberwell School of Art and Central St Martins.

2000-13 Various Schools, Galleries and Art Intitusions.


Selected Art Works