IN WRITING by Charlie Godet Thomas
150 x210 mm, 85 pages, black and white and colour printing, perfect bound, softcover, 2022
With a Blakean approach to pairing writing and imagery, turning words into space and space into words, linguistic and enviromental catastrophe meet in sublime oil-slick landscapes, where they spiral downwards into voided sunsets and vacant geologies. Charlie Godet Thomas’ work reveals what language communicates in its break downs and glitches, what we talk about when we can’t talk about anything at all. In Illuminated manuscripts where commonplace detritus litters prophetic visions, the unsettling worries of the inanimate come as a warning to the surface.
In Writing presents a collection of Charlie Godet Thomas’s poems and drawings. This is a limited edition book of 100, commissioned and published by TACO!, designed by An Endless Supply and with an introduction by writer Matthew Turner. The book includes 83 illustrated works, each hand drawn in Godet Thomas’s signature graphic approach to word play and imagery.