Charles Olsen

Charles Olsen

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NEWS / NOTICIAS

2014
ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival, Berlín, October
Liberated Words, Bristol Poetry Festival and Encounters Short Film Festival, Bristol, September
– With Lilián Pallares set up Antena Blue focussed on visual literature.
– Guest poet on the Tren de los poetas (Poet's train), Cuenca.
– Guest poet in the Miguelturra International Poetry Festival.
Kimono Rojo shown in the Filmpoem Festival, FelixPakhuis, Antwerp
– Presentation of Cinco Palabras in the Madrid Book Fair, second book in the collection Palabras Prestadas.
–Working on videos for the Parpadeo Project, Amsterdam.
– Film-maker for the music video Flamenco by Juan d'Ors.

2013
– Presentation of the poetry collection Palabras Prestadas
– Presentation of short film "The dance of the brushes" in International Biennial of Flamenco in Maracaibo, Venezuela

2012
– ANTÍPODAS - 2 New Zealand Poets, recital in La Marabunta, Madrid with Ron Riddell and Charles Olsen
– Presentations of short film "The dance of the brushes" in Loikke Dance Film Festival, Helsinki, Circuito Internacional Brasil, Festival Flamenco Montreal and Planta Baja, Granada, Spain.
– Book presentation of "Sr Citizen" in the Albion Beatnik Bookshop in Oxford, England
– Presentation of short film "El Tamborero Embrujao" in Casa America as part of Tan Tan Poético.
– Presentation of "Agita Flamenco", poetry recital with flamenco piano and dance, in the S.G.A.E. Madrid.

2011
– Presentation of the travel documentary "Agita Flamenco" in the Flamenco Short Film Festival, Matadero, Madrid
– Guest poet in Poetry Slam event in Café Libertad 8, Madrid
– Presentation of "Agita Flamenco" in the New Zealand pavilion of the Venice Biennale with poet Lilián Pallares and flamenco pianist Pablo Rubén Maldonado.

BIOGRAPHY

[ENGLISH] As a child I grew up in Aotearoa, New Zealand, where I made constructions from wooden blocks and Meccano, played in the mud and sat in trees. As a teenager I was taken to England where I somehow ended up on a fine art course at Middlesex Polytechnic. In 2003 I came to Spain drawn by Spanish artists and flamenco guitar. I explore my creativity and my relationship to this world through paint, photography, writing, music, talking with people, closing my eyes and smelling and listening … dance, reading, dreaming.

[ESPAÑOL] Crecí en Aotearoa, la tierra Maorí de Nueva Zelanda donde creaba construcciones con bloques de madera y el Mecano, me revolcaba por el barro y subía a los árboles. Mis padres me llevaron a Inglaterra en mi adolescencia donde al final me licencié en Bellas Artes en la Universidad de Middlesex. Vine a España en 2003 atraído por los pintores españoles y la guitarra flamenca. Exploro mi creatividad y mi relación con el mundo a través de la pintura, la fotografía, la escritura, la música, conversaciónes con mis amigos … cierro los ojos y percibo el mundo con el olfato y el oído … bailo, leo, sueño.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2011 Deflamenco | Madrid
2011 Gloria | Madrid
2011 Centro de Arte Tomás y Valiente | Spain
2010 StudioStand | Madrid
2009 The Mess | Saatchi Gallery | London
2009 Rita Castellote Gallery | Madrid
2009 Sala Xaudaró | Monzón | Spain
2009 Sala AAP | Zaragoza | Spain
2009 Civic Centre Barceloneta | Barcelona
2009 Coral Estate | Pirats Art Network | Second Life
2009 Galería Geraldes da Silva | Oporto | Portugal
2007 La Casa de los Jacintos | La Latina | Madrid
2005 La Plaza de las Artes | Madrid
2003 Windsor Street Gallery | Chertsey | UK
2003 New Zealand House | The Haymarket | London
2001 Plimmer Steps Gallery | Wellington | NZ
1998 Beatrice Royal Gallery | Eastleigh | UK
1998 The Riverhouse Barn | Walton-on-Thames | UK
1995 Le Moulin Fidal | Ville du Plessis-Robinson, Paris
1994 Forest Contemporary Art | Guildford | UK
1994 The Atrium | Whiteleys | London
1993 Quicksilver Place Gallery | Wood Green | London

(Photo: Lilián Pallares)

Contact

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info@charlesolsen.es Madrid, España
Work: 34915304050
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along the way

Photography


Barbara Fritsche, 2009 - Contemporary and flamenco dance

José Luis Carrascosa, pintor

Lilián Pallares Campo, poeta
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visions

Photography


Included in the book "Sr Citizen", Amargord Ediciones, Madrid 2011

Besando la sombra (Kissing the shadow), Included in the book "Sr Citizen", Amargord Ediciones, Madrid 2011

En Silencio (In silence), Included in the book "Sr Citizen", Amargord Ediciones, Madrid 2011
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oil days

Painting


Totara St Garden

Totara St Garden, oil on card

Verandah with piano

Verandah with piano, oil on card, 44.5 x 50cm

Study (head) for Lalucha – Miryam Chachmany, flamenco dancer, oil on card, 97 x 58cm
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llanto congelado

Motion

Llanto Congelado

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fuego, tierra, agua, piedra

Photography


Karen Rubio Lugo, photo © Charles Olsen

Karen Lugo, flamenco dance, 2009

Karen Rubio Lugo, photo © Charles Olsen

Karen Lugo, flamenco dance, 2009

Karen Rubio Lugo, photo © Charles Olsen

Karen Lugo, flamenco dance, 2009
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flamenco

Photography


El Güito en la gala de la Silla de Oro, Leganés, Madrid, 2008

Portrait of flamenco pianist Pablo Rubén Maldonado, 2011

Image for CD "Fuera de la realidad" by Pablo Rubén Maldonado
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notes

Painting


drawing from sketchbook (1988)

sketch after portrait of Martin Ryckaert by Van Dyck, El Prado, Madrid

'I see them', note and sketch
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silent places

Painting


artist's studio, photograph 1996 © Charles Olsen

landscape, 1998, oil on linen, 51 x 56 cm

oval, 1998, oil on linen, 56 x 51cm
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reflections

Painting


Study for La Sundari (II), 2005, watercolour, 28.5 x 22 cm. Private Collection

Retrato de una mujer (I), 2004, watercolour, 55 x 42 cm, España

Zelle, 2004, watercolour, 35 x 51.5cm
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a private page

Painting


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Studio, 1996, photograph by the artist

35 book3

page 35 from watercolour sketchbook, february - april 1994 (NFS)

39 book3

page 39 from watercolour sketchbook, february - april 1994 (NFS)
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studio#01

Photography




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natural beauty

Photography


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la danza de los pinceles (trailer)

Motion

la danza de los pinceles (new trailer)

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en silencio (un poema)

Motion

En Silencio

En Silencio - videopoem
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volcánica

Photography


model - Lilián Pallares

model - Lilián Pallares

model - Lilián Pallares
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El Tambor Embrujao (trailer)

Motion

El Tambor Embrujao (trailer)

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Y sonó la alarma

Motion

Y sonó la alarma

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