A Straight Line To The Touch Is Worth A Circle To The Sight 2013, Graphite powder on paper mounted on MDF, (dimensions variable)
The common thread that runs through Charman’s drawing practice is a curiosity in the mechanics of illusionary space. This series of drawings produced for Charman's first solo show at Centre For Recent Drawing, takes as its starting point, the axonometric grid. Through a process of division and sub-division, Charman dismantles the axonometric grid to reveal a series of equally diminishing equilateral triangles. These triangles are employed in a subversive manner to shift the grid away from its original intention – understanding three-dimensional space through a linear form of projection – and instead layers and overlaps the grid to reveal dimensional arrangements constructed from perceived tonal shifts brought about by the relative proximity of one shape to another.