Joshua Charadia: Nocturnes II.: N.Smith Gallery

'Embracing the spirit of Romanticism, I approach these usually cold and unyielding scenes through the lens of the personal and emotive.'

Nocturnes II explores the nature of consciousness and perception through depictions of the industrial landscape at night. Working from photographs, Joshua builds up layers of charcoal to capture the peculiar beauty of these scenes which rarely earn our attention. As night falls, constellations of lights scatter across coastal ports and the dense infrastructure of container yards is transformed. Joshua expands on the tradition of the nocturne; a visual, musical and literary form charged with centuries of creative contemplation.



Joshua Charadia
Nocturne 17, 2021
willow charcoal on Hahnemühle paper
71 x 50 cm