The Big Peach

Charlotte Keates

Guernsey & London-based Charlotte paints architectural interiors that evoke the utopianism and anxiety of the 1960s and ’70s. Her work borrows its visual vocabulary from architectural drawings and blueprints and draws inspiration from modern architects like Frank Lloyd Wright and Buckminster Fuller. 

Her tranquil residential scenes feature familiar tropes of mid-century modern art and architecture, but her use of surrealist perspectives provokes an unsettling feeling of disorientation. She creates an almost dreamlike sense of déjà vu with atmospheric tableaux that stems from both memory and imagination.