My main tools for painting are palette knife and domestic sponges, which over the years bear the traces of my work in a miniature form and instinctively create a series of abstract representations. Each individual piece offers a moment in the relationship and history of a painting at a unique stage, creating a diary of that period giving a sense of depth, energy, fluidity and freedom within a rigid structure allowing the viewer to focus on an individual piece and its elements within or its essence as an eternity.
‘Charles Borrell’s paintings do not only offer the viewer an exceptional breathing space, but also looking at the totality of his works, one can clearly observe a constant development. His latest creations are a testament to his continuous pushing of boundaries where the tool has become the art in itself. Borrell uses domestic sponges for his abstracted seascapes, which themselves bear the traces of his previous works, and instinctively he started to create and incredible 2 dimensional constructs. The fact that they are commonplace items gives these amazing works and additional edge. These striking pieces reflect a unique and versatile artistic approach. Charles Borrell’s work is highly evocative, strong yet subtle and is a compelling journey through his evolving artistic style.’
RedGate Gallery London