Charles Mason’s works often begin with a charged but mutable image. In the case of Happy or Sad, the image of a mouth,
a clown’s perhaps, which, when looked at from different angles or reflected in the accompanying Perspex, may seem
happy, or sad?

Similarly, if the image of a tear drop might have given rise to Hung up II, a practical problem arises of how to match the
flatness of pieces of tile with the fluid curvature of the concrete?  Mason’s sculptures are all marked by a tension between
the materiality of the objects he uses and the plasticity of the feeling they evoke.

Mason’s work deals with the representation of the self presented, as it were, on a theatre of inter-subjectivity…how to hold
on to one’s sense of oneself given that identity is necessarily a fragile arrangement of social conventions, a compromise
negotiated within the recesses of the psyche.

-- Guillaume Condello


Currently:
Manufacture
Michael Beutler, Vanessa Billy, Dewar & Gicquel, Ida Ekblad, Vincent Ganivet, Dunja Herzog, Hedwig Houben, Brian
Jungen, Emmanuelle Lainé, Charles Mason, Vik Muniz, Kilian Rüthemann, Zin Taylor
Kunsthaus CentrePasquArt, Biel


Solo Exhibitions
2011
Charles Mason: hanging together, Galerie Cortex Athletico, Bordeaux
2010
Structure and other anxieties, Nettie Horn Gallery, London
Backsliding, Union Gallery, London
2009
Structure and other anxieties, Galerie Cortex Athletico, Bordeaux
2008
New sculpture, Galerie Cortex Athletico, Bordeaux


Group Exhibitions
2011 - 12
Mijn Vriend & Ik (My Friend & I)
Feiko Beckers, Milouskha Bokma, Claire Harvey, Judith van Ijken, Arthur Kleinjan, Charles Mason, Juan Munoz,
Julianne Swartz.
21rozendaal, Enschede, Netherlands

2011
Fiac 2011-  Werner Büttner, Vincent Gicquel, Benoît Maire, Charles Mason, Angel Vergara
Galerie Cortex Athletico, Grand Palais, Paris
Il est si doux...Pierre Clerk, Andreas Fogarasi, Rolf Julius, Vincent Lamouroux, Benoît Maire, Charles Mason
Château Giscours, Margaux
Manufacture 2, Michael Beutler, Dewar & Gicquel, Ida Ekblad, Hedwig Houben, Emmanuelle Lainé, Charles Mason
John Hansard Gallery, Southampton
Art Brussels, Andreas Fogarasi, Vincent Gicquel, Benoît Maire, Charles Mason, Angel Vergara
Galerie Cortex Athletico
Manufacture: Michael Beutler, Dewar & Gicquel, Ida Ekblad, Vincent Ganivet, Hedwig Houben, Emmanuelle Lainé,
Charles Mason
Centre d'art contemporain du Parc Saint Léger
Méfiance (mistrust, distrust, suspicion)
Stéphanie Cherpin, Katharina Fritsch, Charles Mason
Galerie Cortex Athletico
2010
Materiaux divers et autres bonnes nouvelles
Galerie Cortex Athletico
2009
Fiac 2009, with a special emphasis on Charles Mason's latest works,
Galerie Cortex Athletico, Louvre, Paris
2008
Extérieur Jour: Charles Mason, Masahide Otani, Vittorio Santoro
Immanence, Paris
Parallax, Fieldgate Gallery, London
Charles mason is represented by Cortex Athletico
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CHARLES MASON
Charles Mason appears
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Athletico Gallery