Charles Turner Lives and works in Lancashire, England. Education BA Photography, Manchester School of Art.
2020Paper Geographies, Manchester 2019 Unit X, Manchester 2018 Up north, Preston
2020 Loom Magazine 2020 Illagrypho Press, Issue 1; SPACE
About the work
When I navigate backwards through my life, through ruddy adolescence into the whimsy and protection of childhood, instead of a linear path I find disconnected scraps of lived experience. The blue of the tiles, the sting of the garden ferns.
I’m interested in the fragmentary nature of memory, the ways in which the past overlaps and tangles with the present. The longing that is born from it. My approach is tactile and playful, collaging photographs onto sunned wallpaper that if viewed on their own, act as cursory glances and intimate moments, but viewed together, form a nostalgic longing for the past,
the pictures become the breathing bodies of the boys I lived previously.