Artist Rose Sanderson will be showing work in the exhibition Unnatural Natural History and will be working in-situ in the gallery for the day giving the public a rare glimpse into her practice.
Inspired by the natural world, especially that which is generally unnoticed or disregarded by others, current work focuses predominantly on the fragility of life and representations of freedom.
Seeing beauty in the seemingly ugly, Rose's delicate, yet expressive paintings of insects, birds and anatomy, aim to provoke in an understated way; producing pieces that are empathetic, fresh and intriguing.
With backgrounds that give a feeling of decay (peeling layers of wallpaper, cracked surfaces; aged and ‘distressed’), combined with fine attention to detail in the subject matter, a vibrant mixture of traditional and experimental techniques are produced.
Her use of old book covers relate to the cycles within nature. The subject upon them is part of a narrative; again exploring life, death and existence.