Charley Peters is a London based artist, whose practice is concerned with the interrogation of space through the drawn line. Her drawings are created as a response to material placed within a defined space: ink on paper, tape on walls, stretched yarn. Peters engages with labour intensive and process-based practices, where repetition and/or site specificity encourages generative methods of drawing. Employing visual systems that embrace both logical and intuitive processes of production, drawn lines are repeated, interrupted or transformed through physical, mechanical or architectural interventions. For Peters, drawing is a tool for active engagement and response – a reflexive and open-ended medium, which, through her practice, is constantly evolving in reaction to material and spatial concerns.
In 2006 she completed a PhD in Fine Art Theory and Practice that explored notions of the interior space in art and its relationship with Freud’s writings on The Uncanny. As well as exhibiting under her own name, Peters is a member of TBC Artists’ Collective, a group of artists actively engaged in research-led projects that explore drawing as a performative, interventionist or documentary medium.
Recent exhibitions include This Year’s Model, Studio 1.1, London (2013), LDN BCN, Untitled BCN, Barcelona (2012), La Petite Muerte, Drawers Gallery, London (2012), Slice,Rich Mix, London and Zahoor ul Akhlaq Gallery,Lahore (2011), and Drawing Connections, Siena (2011).
In 2012 Peters was shortlisted for the Salon Art Prize and the Beers Lambert Award for Emerging Artists, and will be Artist in Residence at the Centre for Drawing, Wimbledon College of Arts in 2013.