Claude Charlier

Claude Charlier

Claude Charlier was born in Nancy, France and studied music and fine art for much of his life. He maintained a career as a professional photographer which led him to travel the world for many years. It was during these travels that he was inspired by a discarded soda can and decided to create his Pop World Project.

" I grew up in France - reading American comics, drinking Coca Cola and watching old Westerns. Americana was all the rage, and I fell for it in a big way. When I moved to Tokyo, I also fell in love with their animation and all the different types of soda and soda can designs that were sold in vending machines all over the city. In choosing to paint discarded objects I felt that I was giving them another life. Recycling not only their form, but also their imperfect beauty and the moments they were a part of someone's life."

Exhibitions:

Pentax Gallery, Tokyo 1981

Rockefeller Center, New York 1982

Nikon House, New York 1982

Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris 1983

Art Center, Tokyo 1984

Imperial Hotel, Tokyo 2006

Damien B. Art Center, Miami 2004-2005

Art Basel Miami 2005

Gallery EJFA, Miami 2006

Kaigado Gallery, Tokyo 2006-2007

Yoshi´s Corner, Vienna 2011

Yoshi´s Corner, Vienna 2011

Gallery Valentine, Hamptons 2011

Arcature Fine Art, Palm Beach 2011

Kunstmesse Düsseldorf 2011

Art Miami 2010-2012

Palm Beach Art Fair 2011-2012

Olyvia Fine Art 2011

IFAE, Miami 2011

Art Karlsruhe 2012

Markowicz Fine Art, Miami 2011-2013

2CforART, Salzburg 2012-2013

2CforART, Frankfurt 2012-2013

Vienna Art Fair, Austria 2013

Pulse Miami 2013

Art Miami 2013

Markowicz Fine Art, Miami 2013

Scope Art Fair, Miami 2014

Art Wynwood, Miami 2014

2C for Art, Salzburg, Austria 2014

Art Southampton, USA 2014

Art Wynwood, USA 2015

Lulu's Emporium, USA 2015

innsbruck art fair, Austria 2015

Scope Art Fair, Miami 2015

White Porch Gallery, Miami 2015

OSME Gallery, Vienna Austria 2015

Kaigado Gallery, Tokyo 2016

Scope, Miami 2016

The Ritz Carlton, Miami 2016

Wozen Gallery, Lisbon 2016

© Claude Charlier 2016