The paintings of Charlotte Brisland balance abstraction with photorealism, early cinema with contemporary art, and dramatic framing with candidness. Inspired by her travels through France, Germany, and Japan, Brisland seeks to represent the modernized global landscape in monochrome, drawing on the language of early cinema and photography. There is something very uncanny about Brisland's paintings: they are unpopulated and eerily still, completely anonymous of culture or location. This is what Brisland calls “a phenomenological sense of shifted familiarity,” a key aspect of her work.
Brisland currently resides in her birthplace of Portsmouth, in southeast England.