Approved: 10.12.2013

Rosemary Hogarth

Artist

Archived
Approved: 10.12.2013

My work consists of abstractions that tend to exist on the boundary between painting and sculpture. I studied painting and, as such, my objects are always made from the perspective of a painter. The creative choices I make therefore revolve around the language of painting, and its limitations.

In order to even begin dealing with the complex field of abstraction I have based my experiments on an

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Biography

My work consists of abstractions that tend to exist on the boundary between painting and sculpture. I studied painting and, as such, my objects are always made from the perspective of a painter. The creative choices I make therefore revolve around the language of painting, and its limitations. In order to even begin dealing with the complex field of abstraction I have based my experiments on an understanding of abstraction as consisting of two categories: legible and illegible abstraction. An example of legible abstraction might be a common road sign. Drawn from reality and simplified to a basic combination of line and colour, a road sign depicts something learned. Illegible abstraction is often similar to legible abstraction in terms of its appearance. Hard edge painting from the 1970s, such as the work of Barnett Newman, might be an example here. Instead of drawing from reality, however, this form of abstraction denies it, detaches itself from it in order to let creativity occur on a tabula rasa. Legible abstraction points us towards an intended destination; illegible abstraction does not. I have been consistently interested in exploring these two forms of abstraction; how they work, why they work, how well they work and what happens when the two forms mix. Over the last few months, influenced by Glasgow's changing industrial landscape, my work has increasingly focused on the relationship between abstraction and industrial forms. Here I’ve been aiming to create a form of semi-legible abstraction inasmuch as a finished piece suggests a function, which it ultimately fails to live up to.

CV & Education

Born 1983 in Glasgow, Scotland

Education

2008-2009                   

University of Glasgow

 MLitt (with distinction) Art, Politics, Transgression: 20th Century Avant-Gardes

2001-2005                  

The Glasgow School of Art

BA (Hons), Fine Art Painting

Current 

Jan–Dec 2014             Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt art IT Berlin

Forthcoming
2015 Anti-Monuments, Kunst Kraft Werk, Leipzig
2015 Untitled, Generator Projects, Dundee
2014 About Sculpture #2, Lady Fitness, Berlin
2014 Helium, Galerie am Flutgraben, Berlin
2014 Gesellschaftliche Ordnungssysteme, Flat1, Vienna

Exhibitions (selection)
2014 Fourforcubes, 48 Stunden Neukölln, Berlin
2014 Anonyme Zeichner, Pavillon am Milchhof, Berlin 
2013 Gespiegelt, Nachtspeicher23, Hamburg 
2013 Risk & Compliance, F14, Dresden (Solo)
2013 Conformance Testing, Raum Weisz, Leipzig (Solo)
2013 Postindustriale, Tapetenwerk, Leipzig
2012 The Accursed Share (w/ Thomas Rummelhoff), Kunsthalle m3, Berlin 
2012 Objects of Aversion (w/ Marian Luft), Kunstraum Ortloff, Leipzig 
2012 Die Schlampe Malerei, D21 Kunstraum, Leipzig 
2011 Transmission Members Show, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow 
2010 Art Camp, Periscope Gallery, Salzburg 
2009 Salon Collective London, Regent Street, London
2007 Rosemary Hogarth New Work, +44 141 Gallery, SWG3, Glasgow (Solo)
2006 Scotland with Style Collective Show, London Fashion Week, Tea Building, London
2005 RSA Exhibition, The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
2005 BraveArt05, The Atlantis Gallery, London 
2005 Scottish Arts Club Exhibition, Gallery 27, London 
2005 Nationwide Mercury Art & Music Exhibition, The Air Gallery, London

Curated projects
2012 Endlos umstritten, ewig schön, D21 Kunstraum, Leipzig

Prizes / Grants / Residencies
2011 Endlos umstritten, ewig schön, project support, Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen
2010 Arts Trust Scotland Grant 
2007 Scottish Arts Council Research and Development Grant 
2007 SWG3 A.I.R, Glasgow
2005 The Mercury »Nationwide Art and Music Prize« (2nd place)
2005 Scottish Arts Club Prize 
2005 The Royal Bank of Scotland »Best Contemporary Scottish Art Graduate Award«

Publications
2013»Die Schlampe Malerei«, The Rant on Axisweb.org

Collections
The Glasgow School of Art
Standard Life