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

Rose Rose PhD Fine Art

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RECTO-VERSO [9 works] presents images inspired by the Russian costume designs that linked into the Commedia dell' Arte tradition. Ink drawings, collage and oil paint have been merged with related texts impressed into a RECTO-VERSO hand printing technique. My work offers both sides of an image to be seen together by having a glass sheet mounted over an oil on canvas under layer. The effect is a mimicking of the idea of the printing process but presents two images as one.

STILL LIFE [6 works] presents simplified abstracted  images using printed texts form newspapers under oil paint. They rressemble the 'background' of the RECTO-VERSO images- and are  thus reflective of the earlier work [without the glass+ ink drawings].

The imagery together suggests a free interchange of images and ideas gleaned from diverse cultural sources and from previous projects between 2109-2014.[]



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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 cross-cultural references, Oil painting+ collage+ glass overlay of drawing as a Recto-Verso presentation., RUSSIAN ART OF 20C LINK.

News & Events

  • Exhibiting one of current series at HUNDRED YEARS GALLERY LONDON E.2.

    July 2- 10 -+ 2015, inspired by 'BELLS FROM THE DEEP'.Showing Recto -Verso: Still Life 2


    Recto- Verso selected to be exhibited during CONTEMPORARY VENICE – Architectures of Identities, international art exhibition of photography, video art, installation, painting .

  • Nottingham Open 2015

    Recto- Verso - 4 works submitted

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