Sketch for a Broken Neon Sign (Fool’s Gold)
Charlie Godet Thomas Sketch for a Broken Neon Sign (Fool’s Gold)
About the Artwork
Edition of 30
Sketch for a Broken Neon (Fool’s Gold) was a painted study for the neon work ‘Fool’s Gold’ which was realised for Thomas’s current solo show Dim Lit at Assembly Point, London. The work brings to the fore Thomas’s interest in methods adopted by writers, with a particular focus on schools of found poetry. In this instance the smallest shift in language performs a reverse-alchemy, turning Gold into Pyrite (Fool’s Gold). The work was originally commissioned to adorn the façade of an auction house in Mexico City, however the commission was never completed.
About the Artist
Godet Thomas solo presentation of new work is currently on show in the Gallery, DIM LIT runs March – April 2019.
Charlie Godet Thomas (b.1985, London. British/Bermudian)currently lives and works in London. Having studied a BA in Fine Art (Sculpture) at Manchester School of Art in 2009, he graduated with an MA in Fine Art (Sculpture) from the Royal College of Art, London in 2014 where he was awarded the Bermuda Arts Council Scholarship and the Peter Leitner Scholarship.
Thomas’ first major solo exhibition was ‘A Method for Writing/A Method for Making’, BALTIC Center for Contemporary Art, Newcastle, UK (2014); further solo exhibitions include: ‘WHAT IS IT, THIS TIME?’ Lily Brooke, London (2018); ‘Belly Up’ (duo with Bryn Lloyd-Evans), Lacuna, London (2018); ‘Roman-fleuve’, VITRINE, Basel (2017); ‘Internal Rhyme’, Lardrón Galería, Mexico City (2017); ‘Bildungsroman’, Carillon Gallery, Forth Worth, Texas (2017); ‘Strandline’, Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun, Leeds (2016); ‘Torschlusspanik’, VITRINE, London (2015); ‘To Be Is To Do, To Do Is To Be, Do Be Do Be Do’, Telfer Gallery, Glasgow (2015); and ‘In Comes the Good Air, Out Goes the Bad Air, In Comes the Good Air’, Cactus, Liverpool (2015).
He has been exhibited Internationally, recent group exhibitions include: ‘To the Core’, White Crypt, London (20180, ‘Mission to Touch the Sun: Part 1’, Enclave Lab, London (2018); ‘Identify your limitations, acknowledge your periphery’, VITRINE, Basel (2017); ‘…in Dark Times’, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester (2017); Bermuda Biennial, The Bermuda National Gallery, Bermuda (2012, 2014 and 2016); ‘Incunabula’, Norwich Cathedral Library (2015); RCA/ ECA Edinburgh Sculpture Court, Edinburgh, Scotland (2015); ‘An evanescent fix’, VITRINE, London (2015); ‘Escape to a Sparkling Moment’, Bloc Projects, Sheffield UK (2015); ‘Bending Light’, Home-Platform, Bristol, UK (2014); ‘END’, Cactus, Liverpool, UK (2014); Royal College of Art WIP Show, RCA, London, UK (2013) and Brussels, Belgium (2012).