Shelley Rose – 28th October to 21st November 2008

Suspended in time
28th October to 21st November 2008
Still life photography

Shelley Rose began his artistic career as a printmaker for the distinguished artist Michael Rothenstein RA in the early 70’s, and went on to teach at Goldsmith and Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design in London. In time his own work in abstract print and still life and landscape photography has emerged from the observation of the quality and character of light and light phenomena, translated into the medium of printed colour.

He has exhibited extensively in London and work by this artist is held in public and private collections.

Reworking one of the great themes, Shelley creates compositions in the style of the old masters, enhancing the artwork using modern technology. The viewer is faced with familiar objects, yet the compositions hold visual surprises. The play with illusionary elements like unconventional lighting, forced perspective and juxtaposed objects characterises the work. This results in everyday objects taking on an intriguing and surreal ambience.