Photo: Rose Rose PhD Fine Art in Unstone, Derbyshire + Sheffield Studio:, East Midlands

Rose Rose PhD Fine Art



IMPROVISATION  [January- June 2015] presents a series  'recto-verso' style figurative images inspired by the  historical Russian costume designs of Puschner, Bakst, Larionov and Gontcharova and others. Ink drawings, collage and oil paint have been merged with expanded art references and texts.

Each of the current images incorporates ideas started in the PORTRAIT OF A LANDSCAPE [2013-14] series; both challenge notions of idealised Romantic English figurative and landscape painting,bringing in 'migratory forces' on many levels to present aspects of multiculturalism in the works' content.IMPROVISATION suggests a free interchange of images and ideas gleaned from diverse cultural sources.It is also a "self portrait".


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Location Unstone, Derbyshire + Sheffield Studio:, East Midlands
Activities Practice-based research
Artforms / type of project Drawing, Graphics, Mixed Media, Painting, Research
Tags language scripts, Challenge to Romanticism, Recto-Verso techniques, cross-cultural references, Improvisation

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    Figurative references with diverse art forms[also a "self portrait"].....a series of 15 works to be completed by June 2015.

  • 'Scapes Exhibition: Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford

    Example of work from earlier 'Lines in the Landscape' : 1-14. January-March 2015. Details from :

  • Available work for sale.

    Works from the early 1980 -2014 available to purchase : CONTACT:

  • 'Portrait of a Landscape. '[2014] Tabernacle Gallery, Notting Hill Gate, London. W11 2AY

    02/06/2014 – 08/06/2014
    The Tabernacle Gallery, 34-3, Powis Square,NottingHill Gate,London W11 2AY

    June 2-8 2014 ; ARTIST CULTURE ZONE -The Tabernacle, 34 Powis Square London W11 2AY Curated by Siobhan G Reyd. [see own website for sale details and statement on the work].

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