Charlie Millar

British artist Charlie Millar, born in 1965, based much of his art around travel, in particular to The Peloponnese, Ethiopia (where he lived for two years), Mali and most recently a further two years in Nairobi, Kenya.

Earlier work, as illustrated by examples in the Currell Collection, was inspired by Chaucer, Wagner, and a study of Ghanaian Kente cloth. The exhibition Lifeforms (2004) was largely related to the experience of keeping bees in Central London. All Flesh is Grass, a substantial pavement-like installation for Canterbury Cathedral (2006), investigated notions of faith and acceptance, with a wide range of matter encased within brick size resin blocks.

More recently, Millar has returned to more rigorous figurative work - still-lives known as "Small Painted Real Things" - and further use of text.