'MYTHOLOGICAL LANDSCAPES?'1, 2 & 3.
'MYTHOLOGICAL LANDSCAPES?'1, 2 & 3.
Carl Jung: The 'Archetype' is the overwhelming force in Nature: from it Myth emerges that are pre-eminently a social phenomenon "told by the many, heard by the many"....
My current visual art practice has been inspired by the Celtic Anthropology of West Wales where I live in Pembrokeshire. For me it is the Traditional/Modern aspects of these past cultures that have informed a sense of interconnecteness between Ancient History and aspects of dialy life in the here and now. In terms of power struggles and 'ethics' many issues are the same in Celtic Myth as in the contemporary 'Western' world of 2022.
Responding to the Welsh Tale The Mabinogion [S.Davies: 2008. An interpretation of British History] I present a series of recent images as both paintings and drawings, with titles taken from specific texts. Calling them 'MYTHOLOGICAL LANDSCAPES?'1, 2 & 3 I have also asked the question about the timelessness of Myth,in the broadest sense. I have added my view to the imagery of the Jungian idea of the individual's struggle between the Anima and Animus; issues of collective behavior and notions of the hidden 'Archetypes' in the traditional Welsh story.
As such, it is a continuation of previous Fine Art projects which have a Social History content as well as a personal [archetypal ] "the quest for identity".A second series of ten collages to be shown as a group at the Narberth Museum, Narberth, Pembrokeshire : January 2022-March 2023.There are a series of 10 prints in black and white and 10 collages in colour.All imagery is inspired by the Druidstone and Ty Canol landscapes and many images have their compositions based on small areas of coastal geography, which also influence the choice of colour schemes.
Form and Contect;
I have used two dimensional abstract methods called stratigraphy to make my paintings, collages and drawings. This process mimics a kind of geological layering using pigment and paper and collage.A final image emerges over a period of time which the viewer is invited to contemplate.... can a level of a level of liminality be reached? This is for the viewer to decide....and chose between colour or black and white. The fianl images are presnted as 'Assemblages'.
Visually influenced by the Europen art work of Anselm Kiefer;Gerhard Richter and Mimmo Paladino, I too seek ways to 'untie the Gordian Knot.'
Some images available to view at Narberth Museum: November 2022.A survey of the scope of this visual project has been written by the former Art Critic of The Times- John Russell Taylor. It will be included in the mini catalogue for the exhibition.
DR ROSE ROSE [ born: Rosemary Pearson]
1946: Born London, Islington.
1952: Schools in Sussex [ST MARYS HALL/RHODEAN] and Middlesex SOUTHLANDS SCHOOL FOR GIRLS.
1962:City of Westminster College [A levels]
1965:L’Institut Britannique, PARIS
1967- 1969: Ealing School of Art, UNIVERSITY OF WEST LONDON. DIPLOMA IN ART/DESIGN.
1971-1974: University of Exeter, DEVON. B.A.[HONS] FINE ART.
1997-1999: De Montfort University, LEICESTER. M.A. ART EDUCATION.
2000-2003: De Montfort University, LEICESTER.PHD. FINE ART PRACTICE.
ART LECTURING POSTS
1976-78: Sheffield Hallam University. Fine Art BA.
1978-1984: Sheffield City Art Galleris+ BRITISH ART SHOW /84.
1987-1992: Chesterfield College of Art, Derbyshire .Fine Art Foundation. [Full Time]
1997-2002: University of Sheffield.TILL: Visual Culture Director.
2006-2007: Chesterfield College of Art. Fine Art Foundation.[Part Time]
2008. Sheffield Hallam University. Fine Art BA.[Part Time]
GROUP ART EXHIBITIONS:
1986: Fabian Carlsson Gallery, London. NEW ART.
1987: New Art in Yorkshire, LEEDS City Art Gallery.
1994: Wrexham Art Gallery, Clwydd, N.Wales: ‘HOMAGE’.
1996: BUCKS Gallery, New Haven , Conneticutt, USA. ‘NEW ART’.
1997: S1 STUDIOS, Sheffield in ‘SPECS’.
2009 - Butcher Works Art Exhibition, Sheffield.
2009 - Experimental ideas ., Rare and Racy, Sheffield
2010 - Artworks as Recent Work: Chesterfield College of Art, Chesterfield
2010 - 'Found!' Butcher Works, Sheffield
2010 - Leeds City Art Gallery- OPEN ART 2010, LEEDS CITY ART GALLERY, LEEDS
2010 - 'Not the Royal Acadamy', Llewellen Alexander Gallery., London
2011-'Diversity'. Galerie Ober Licht Saal . Sindelfinden. Stuttgart Germany.
2014-'Art in Culture' [Portrait of a Landscape] Tabernacle Gallery, Notting Hill, London.W11.
2017-2020: Paintings at 'The Yards' , Hunters Bar, Sheffield S 11 8PQ.
Main SOLO ART EXHIBITIONS:
1986;MAPPIN ART GALLERY, SHEFFIELD. ‘PRIMARY SOURCES’
1988: RUSKIN GALLERY, SHEFFIELD ‘EVOLVING HABITS’.
1992:LEEDS METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY ‘EVOLVING HABITS’
2002:DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY, Leicester. ‘SOMA-SERIES’
2006: London Road Gallery, Sheffield. ‘ROUTES MANOEURVRING’.
2009: Hay Hill Gallery, Cork Street , Mayfair, London W1 ‘LINGA-FRANCA’.
2014: Tabernale Gallery, Notting Hill, London W 8.'LINES IN THE LANDSCAPE'.
2015: Shire Hall Gallery, STAFFORD:'SCAPES'.
2022:-23 Narbeth Museum: NARBERTH, PEMBROKESHIRE : 'MYTHOLOGICAL LANDSCAPES?' +'MYTHOLOGICAL LANDSCAPES?' 2 .
ART in MAJOR COLLECTIONS:
Arts Council of England: Four Passages:Binary Fission. Purchased 1987.
Arts Council of England : for Sheffield City Art Galleries:
'Interior Rock and Roll' , [purchased 1986].
Six Private Collections: UK,Europe,USA.1987-2010.
Art Awards [A4E] Arts Council of England award of £4,500. 1997.
[NB Location change : 2019 from Derbyshire to Pembrokeshire.]