Painted in 2012, Bum 8 and Promenade 2 encapsulate Charlie Billingham’s fascination with Regency-era illustrations. His works transform an array of eighteenth-century motifs - britches, waistcoats, powered wigs and plumed bonnets – into distinctive, repeated wallpaper-like patterns, set against brightly-coloured backgrounds. Whilst the original illustrations were often intended for satirical or political purposes, Billingham divorces them from their historical context, transforming them into ornamental, decorative fragments. Born in London in 1984, Billingham studied at Edinburgh College of Art and the Royal Academy Schools, London. Recent solo exhibitions include Scopophilia at Supportico Lopez, Berlin; Jam Standard at Brand New Gallery, Milan and Tender 2 The Sunshine room at OHWOW, Los Angeles.