Sketch III, 2020

Charlotte Keates

Sketch III, 2020

Pencil on paper,

20.5 x 15 cm



Borrowing from technical blueprint and architectural drawing, Keates’s work draws on the ideals of organic architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Hugo Haring and Bucky Fuller. Interiors recall the modish geometry of 1960s and ‘70s design, shown here in communion with elements from the natural world. Trees push through flat concrete, while perspectives unfold in sheets of glass. These images of modernist leisure leave one with the feeling of having entered a space only recently vacated, dramatising stillness without surrendering movement.


Featured in Harper's BazaarHouse & GardenAtlas MagazineSupersonic Art online, and having exhibited in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Miami, Bristol, St Ives, Liverpool, Manchester and London, Charlotte Keates was a finalist for the 2018 Threadneedle Prize. 

Sketch III, 2020, Charlotte Keates