Alan Charlton is the most significant British representative of minimal and conceptual contemporary art. Since his first exhibition at the legendary Konrad Fischer gallery in 1972 his artistic work exclusively contains monochrome gray color fields where their formats and serial array always base on the same dimensional ration.

After numerous historical exhibitions like Prospect 73 at Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Fundamental Painting 1975 at the Stedelijke Museum Amsterdam, he was invited to the documenta 7 in 1982. Alan Charlton, born in 1948, lives and works in Hatfield near London.