Cedric Christie lives and works in London. His work is a critical appraisal of colour and modernism as well as the exploration of the journey to form and meaning. After completing an apprenticeship in welding, Cedric used his knowledge of metal to make sculptures, which started the journey of his investigation of art and what it means to be an artist. His signature artworks, noted for their use of steel, scaffolding tube, snooker balls, cars, chalk lines, graphic text and the commercial fabrication process, have resulted in a string of solo shows and public art commissions both in the UK and internationally.

Cedric began working as a sculptor in the mid 1990’s, initially inspired by friendships struck up with artists who had moved into the area of East London where was working as a steel fabricator. Cedric is a true autodidact – he has one of the best libraries of philosophy and art history that you are likely to find in any factory anywhere, and his appetite for learning and his areas of interest have no limits. A conversation with Cedric might take you from Guy Debord, to the best local cafes, via Brancusi, and ending up at the primal spectacle of arena boxing, all while crackling classical records echo past beautiful old steel rollers, benders and grinders. It is this magpie nature that has always informed his art: taking a found or familiar object and combining inspiration from constructivism or minimalism and adding his own distinct voice and humour, as seen in his iconic snooker ball and scaffold works. The thread that pulls together these eclectic interests is the artist's intuition for restraint and a pitch perfect understanding of form in space.

 

Solo exhibition

2017          

Dagenham Opus at WBG Projects, William Benington Gallery

Becomes a Beautiful Colour, Flowers Gallery, London

Massive Retrospective – Up to Now, Sydney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury

2014        

When Dreams Become Promises, UpDown Gallery, Ramsgate

2013        

Rope, Herrick Gallery, London

When Painting Collapses, You Have Beautiful Sculptures, Flowers East, London

2011        

Color Movement, Flowers New York, USA

2010         

Credit Card Project, Koraalberg Gallery, Antwerp

How Plato became Pluto ...., Koraalberg Gallery, Antwerp

2009        

Love Me or Fuck Me But Don't Do Both, Flowers East, London 

2008         

Triumph & Consumption, Carter Presents, London 

2007         

Disciples of History, European Tour, Documenta, Kassel 

Icons, Galerie Frederic Desimpel, Brussels 

Hollywood Philosophy, Eleven, London 

2006        

Kiss Your Own Arse Coz I’m not Sorry Anymore, 1,000,000mph Gallery, London 

I did but Touch the Honey of Romance, Carter Presents, London 

2004        

Repeat Performance, Anthony Grant, New York 

Objects, Werz, Tübingen 

Solo Project with Le Salon for art Collectors/ Vanessa Suchar at Scope Art Fair, New York

2003        

½ empty or ½ full?, Rocket Gallery, London 

2001         

What's the Point of Looking but not Touching?, Rocket Gallery, London 

1997         

I Could've Done That, Commercial Gallery, London 

1995         

Cedric Christie, Commercial Gallery, London 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions  

2017        

Contemporary sculpture, Fulmer

Cut at Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop

Autumn 2016 Sculpture at Regents Place

2016  

All Change at William Benington Gallery

Minimalism/Arte Povera NY/Rome, La Dame Gallery, London

Found, Foundling Museum, London

VIP lounge of the fair ARTROOMS

Colourform, Candida Stevens Fine Art, Chichester

All Change, William Benington Gallery

2015        

Painting is Out of the Question, Tranformers, Brussels

Kind of Blue, Candida Stevens Fine Art, Chichester 

Silent Movies, Q Park, Chinatown, London

Discerning Eye, The Mall Galleries, London

The Fall of the Rebel Angels, 56th Venice Biennale

Club Banger, Updown Gallery, Ramsgate

Sunday in the Park with Ed, Display Gallery, London

Chinese Open, Q-Park, Chinatown, London

2014         

Eleven Gallery Exhibition, Cock & Bull, Shoreditch, London

Susak Expo 2014, Croatia

The Chinese Open, Q Park, Chinatown, London

The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

The Social Bases of Abstract Art, UpDown Gallery, Ramsgate

What Marcel Duchamp Taught Me, The Fine Art Society, London

Deptford Stories, hARTs, London

Discerning Eye, The Mall Galleries, London

Two, UpDown Gallery, Ramsgate

Small is Beautiful, Flowers New York

Black, White & One, Updown Gallery, Ramsgate

2013        

Why not… /Pourquoi pas.., Biennale d'art non objectif Les Moulins de Villancourt, Pont-de-Claix, France

The Art Southampton Pavilion, Art Southampton, Southampton, NY, USA

Let me introduce you..., Updown Gallery, Ramsgate, Kent

The Things of Life, Flowers, London

2012        

CITY SCREEN, Espacio de Projecto Sant Pere, Loop, Barcelona

Moby Dick Big Read, Plymouth University

Susak Expo (rt) Translation, Change Mutation, Galeria Fritzy, Croatia.

Malfunction & Form, Fieldgate Gallery, London

Colorific, Ecole des Art de Braine-Alleud, Belgium

Coal and Steel, Czech Centre London

London Twelve, City Gallery Prague 

London-Munich, Cul de Sac Gallery, London

Directional Forces, Artall, Bedhurg-hau, Germany

2011        

East Pop West, Red Gallery, London

HOME where we belong, Weltraum, Munich

Minimum after Minimalism, Intervention Gallery, Kensal Green Cemetery

Spring Selections, Flowers New York, USA

Portability and Network, Spaces, Cleveland Ohio

Invasive Alien Spacies, Tangent Projects, Venice Biennale, Venice

2010        

Rhizomatic, Departure Gallery, London    

East End Promises, Londone Castle Project Space, London

What a Relief, Flowers, London

Small is Beautiful XXIII, Flowers Cork Street, London

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2010, London    

40 Years On, Flowers East, London

Cul de Sac, London Projects, London   

One Shot Football Contemporary Art, B.P.S. 22 Charleroi, Belgium 

House of Fairy Tales, Millennium Gallery, St. Ives Cornwall 2010

How Plato became Pluto, KORAALBERG, Antwerp/B, 2010

Fleet: Art in the Haven Port, Large Outdoor Installation, Felixstowe, Suffolk

2009         

Small is Beautiful, Nursery Rhymes, Flowers East, London

New Works by Gallery Artists, Flowers Cork Street, London        

Horn of Plenty, Viktor, Wynd Gallery, London  

Treasure Trove, Walsall Museum and Art Gallery, Walsall 

Concerning Matter, Collyer Bristow Gallery, London 

The Kitchen Sink, The School Creative Centre, Rye 

Big Deal - Botoxed 69, C22 Pop Up Shop, London 

Big Deal No 2, Discovery Business Park, London 

Meltdown, Flowers East, London 

May Day: the Dark Times, F-ISH gallery, Hastings 

‘Oysters Ain’t’ - V22Presents: The Sculpture Show, the Biscuit Factory, London 

2008         

Wharf Road Projects V22, Carter Presents, London 

Superstratum, Koraalberg, Antwerp 

Small is Beautiful, Flowers East, London 

Presque Rien ll, Laure Genillard Gallery, London 

Art of Occupation, TangentProjects @ Working Rooms, London 

Wharf Road Projects, Carter Presents, London 

Something You Should Know, Enders Gallery, London 

Art Basel with Roche Court New Art Centre, Basel 

MADE-UP projects, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool 

10 print project, Carter Presents @ Printspace 

Sculptural Proposition, Galerie Frederic Desimple, Brussels 

Climate of Change 2, London 

French Kiss English Snog, Mews 42, London 

Artist Hand Book, S.M.A.K. Museum, Ghent 

2007         

Documenta Bootleg, Kassel 

Monochrome White, Fine Art Society, London 

Art car Boot Fair, London 

Art Brussels, Galerie Frederic Desimple, Brussels     

Climate of Change Part 1, London 

Pas De Soucis, Rue de Visan La Barreliere, Tulette 

Driven, Fieldgate Gallery, London 

Back to Hackney, Hackney, London 

2006         

Art Basel with Roche Court, New Art Centre, Basel 

Art Car Boot Fair, London 

Please close the gate: Painted sculpture, Roche Court New Art Centre, Wiltshire 

Monochromes, Fine Art Society, London 

Illuminate, Hull Time Based Arts, Hull 

X_Mass Editions & Multiples, Galerie Frederic Desimpel, Brussels

2005         

POZ, Galerie Frederic Desimpel, Brussels, Belgium 

Minimal Means, Kunstverein, Eislingen 

Repeat Performance, Anthony Grant Gallery, New York 

Frezzer, Archeus Fine Art, London 

People of the World, Galerie Desimpel, Brussels 

2004         

Needful Things: Recent Multiples, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio 

Group show, Galerie Desimpel, Brussels 

Together, Le Salon for Art Collectors, Vanessa Suchar, Scope Miami

2003         

Chockafuckingblock, Jeffrey Charles Gallery, London 

Bootleg, Spitalfields Market, London 

Art is Beautiful, Le Salon, London 

2002       

It`s only words, Mirror, London College of Printing, London     

Kiosk, The Kiosk Project, London 

Dangerous Corners, James Huntington-Whiteley, London 

It’s only a game, Object 57, Manchester 

Berlin/London/Minimal, Galerie Markus Richter, Berlin 

Cabinet with Outfit, Galerie Andreas Brüning, Düsseldorf 

Art-plus Project, Esslingen 

2001       

East Wing Collection 5, Courtauld Institute, London 

Counting Colour, Rocket Gallery, London 

Project Wax, Metropolitan Hotel, London 

Art Chicago, Rocket Gallery, London 

2000         

Het Voetbal in de Beeldende Kunst 1900-2000, Kunsthal, Rotterdam     

An Exemplary Life, Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery, Suffolk 

Group Show, Hoax Gallery, London

Box project, Museum of Installation, Angel Row Gallery London 

Nottingham, Turnpike Gallery, Manchester

1999         

Fun de Siecle, Walsall Museum & Gallery, Walsall 

Group Exhibition, Tullie House Museum, Carlisle 

Group Exhibition, Middlesbrough Art Gallery, Middlesbrough 

Lord Rodney’s Head, London 

Perceptual Engineering, London 

1998         

Root, Chisenhale Gallery, London 

SupaStore, Bregenz, Austria 

20/20 Vision, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham 

1997         

Glass Self Show, ICA, London 

Turning the Tables, Commercial Gallery, London 

20/20 Vision, Kingsgate Gallery, London 

Sarah Staton’s SupaStore, Cornerhouse Gallery, Manchester 

Game Show, Belt, London

Whenever, Commercial Too (Synagogue), London

1996         

Renovate, Shoreditch Town Hall, London 

Get Your Kit Off, Up & Co Gallery, New York 

Contemporary Art Society, Foyer Galleries, Royal Festival Hall, London

Art 96, London

1994        

Artist and Artisan, Merrill Lynch, London

 

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