Artist Statement

Charmagne Coble is a neurodivergent, British fine artist living and working in Manchester, UK, who’s practice explores the complex relationship between absence and presence and how difficult it is to separate the two.

After watching her mother recover from a rare brain tumour at 15 and being witness to her father’s death at 18 years old, Charmagne began creating art as a way to express her emotions. Through a multidisciplinary practice focused on loss, trauma and mental health, The artist confronts the intense journey of grief specialising in mediums of photography, printmaking and painting.

Entwining poetry, philosophy and literature into her practice, the artist questions the idea of traces left absent from the human body and analyses the pain and loss that is present.

Coble visually expresses her personal journey of mental health through fine art, creating a harmonious balance of grief and peace in the work, believing: “what can be too painful to talk about, the artwork will speak for me”.

Charmagne was rejected entry into A-level art because her teacher said she would struggle to keep up and fine art “wasn’t really her thing”. Learning to turn pain into power, Charmagne left A levels, went to college instead and became the first in her family to ever attend university - she now hold a Masters Degree in Fine Art.

Collaborating with mental health charities, organisations, scientists and creatives. The artists work continues to exhibited and purchased internationally for private and public art collections, with her latest exhibitions including Sotheby’s, London.