Photo: Rose Rose PhD Fine Art in N.E Derbyshire studio, East Midlands

Rose Rose PhD Fine Art



RECTO-VERSO- PART TWO  [January- June 2015] presents a series figurative images inspired by the Russian costume designs of Puschner, Bakst, Larionov and Gontcharova - all part of the Commedia dell' Arte tradition. Ink drawings, collage and oil paint have been merged with expanded art references and texts.

The RECTO-VERSO technique was originally used in printing where ink was placed on both sides of a sheet which were not intended to be seen together. However, my work offers both sides of an image to be seen together by having a glass sheet mounted over an oil on canvas underlayer. The effect is a mimicking of the idea of the printing process but presents two images visibly as one.

The current ideas  suggests a free interchange of images and ideas gleaned from diverse cultural sources. \they are also  a  series of "self portrait" drawn from earlier series of painting and graphics, including Primary Sources [1986]; Geneology [1990  ] and Routeprints/Rootprints [2010].

Mimicking aspects of the 'content ' of the earlier RECTO-VERSO series [2013], the work reflects concerns about  personal identity; notions of the concept of 'Englishness', and ideas of migratory forces taken up also in Portrait of a Landscape [2014].The ideas echo those of the Green politics.

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Location N.E Derbyshire studio, East Midlands
Activities Practice-based research
Artforms / type of project Drawing, Graphics, Mixed Media, Painting, Research
Tags Recto-Verso techniques, cross-cultural references, Routeprints/Rootprints, Primary Sources, Geneology, Green Party Politics, Diverse language scripts, Oil painting+ collage+ glass overlay of drawing as a Recto-Verso presentation., RUSSIAN ART OF 20C LINK.

News & Events

  • Bibao: Spain- Proposal for show of current work August 2015.

  • Griffin Gallery Open: London

    Painting and Drawing Open submission. June 2015

  • ITSLIQUID: Self Portraits-inner feelings

    Submission of current work to Venice based show. [Axis details- 30 May deadline]

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