Lot 58 - Rosanna Bishop - Leeches on Peaches
Acrylic on Paper
Signed on Verso
Curated by Lee Sharrock
Rosanna Bishop is a multidisciplinary Artist, Designer & Maker, specialising in silk screen-printing, maximalist designs and hand painted commissions. Working from her studio and print room, Rosanna uses her signature style to create bespoke designs to be sold as one-off art, fashion or interior pieces. Rosanna previously worked in luxury fashion houses and has spent many years collaborating with a range of high-profile clients, such as Alexander McQueen, Fiorucci, JW Anderson and more.
With a passion for illustrative prints and curious narratives, Rosanna combines traditional processes such as silk screen-printing, hand painting and gold leaf gilding with unexpected materials and concepts to create unique pieces.Rosanna’s work is playful in its attempts to question ideas of beauty, with previous collections discussing death, questioning taboos and celebrating the beauty in decay.
MA- The Royal College of Art
BA- University of Brighton
Fortnum & Mason- 'The Art of the Exceptional' 2022
Paris Fashion Week 2018
London Fashion Week 2019
Awarded scholarship for MA from the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) 2018
Print Club London | Aunt Joy Gallery
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artworks
The two original artworks I created on the postcards were inspired by two previous pieces I have made. The first, 'The Creative Eye', I painted in reference to a piece I made for my MA collection - a digitally-printed latex trench coat, adorned with eyes, emulating a wearable second skin with an uncomfortable gaze to question ideas of beauty and how clothes are used to represent that. The second postcard, 'Leeches on Peaches' is a miniature version of one of my most successful paintings/ prints. The idea, again, is to play with the ideas of beauty and how that is juxtaposed with disgust- for the beholder to see the luscious fruit before realising the glints of the gold, highlighting the leeches upon it.
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