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Charles Sandison
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Charles Sandison

For the last 28 years, Charles Sandison has been creating some truly unique art. Through the medium of real-time computer-generated video, he explores human communication, behavior and social structures in their simultaneous simplicity and complexity. 

Each installation features words, symbols and figures which move, interact and combine to form distinct images or concepts. Programed to react to each other, each individual word or number helps convey unique meaning and engage the viewer. 

Dealing with important topics including evolution, reproduction, war, the human body and viruses, there is a depth to Sandison’s work beyond its apparent simplicity and therein lies the beauty. 

With such important themes at play, it is essential to have the right canvas in place. Therefore Sandison’s work is often projected on large screens, gallery walls or even the façade of buildings. 

His work can be found in international museum collections, including the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki, the Bonn Art Museum, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid, the Musée d’Art Moderne in Luxembourg and the Denver Art Museum in Colorado.