Charlie Isoe (1981 – )

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Born in Perth and now based in Berlin, painter Charles Isoe travelled the world skateboarding and making graffiti art before getting a fine arts degree and officially starting his career. His painterly portraits, which often feature fractured faces and dissolving features—of both humans and animals—are reminiscent of George Condo’s ghoulish figures. Isoe works in paint, but also often disrupts his surfaces with deliberate scratching. Speaking of his pieces, Isoe has said, “They aren’t necessarily like literal representations of exactly what is in front of me… I don’t want to be a camera.