I am a painter and sculptor based in Southend, Essex. My work is an expression of my view of the...

This is my end of year piece that should have been exhibited in the Barge House at the Oxo Tower in London. I had to completely change my project when Covid hit due to lack of tools, materials and facilities.

The art work consists of a hand painted mural, a large canvas and sculpture. It is exhibited in a dark room with light projected at the work. The painting is acrylic and oil on canvas. The sculpture is made of paper,foil,clay and other recycled materials. The piece is interactive and allows observers to cast their own shadow.

The artwork is Titled "Idle and Half Empty (a shadow of self) 2020 The work is centred around the concept of boredom and it's ability to inspire motion as well as it's ability to hinder our function. Boredom is a dissatisfaction with the present, it is a lack of appropriate stimulation and it is a fundamental and often overlooked part of the human condition. Boredom is the reason we invent for entertainment and we aspire to defeat boredom. Boredom drives our need for more and drives our most impulsive inclinations. Boredom inspires our most creative thinking but we do everything possible to avoid it.

Boredom can eat away at us, causing depression, anxiety and addiction when it is not given validation. In this day so little do we stop to be bored and allow our thoughts to carry us back to nature, instead we pick up our phones and carry on. We haven't defeated boredom, it just blends into the background of our every day lives. We are dissatisfied, detached and distracted from ourselves and each other.

Neive Rose

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12+

This is my end of year piece that should have been exhibited in the Barge House at the Oxo Tower in London. I had to completely change my project when Covid hit due to lack of tools, materials and facilities.

The art work consists of a hand painted mural, a large canvas and sculpture. It is exhibited in a dark room with light projected at the work. The painting is acrylic and oil on canvas. The sculpture is made of paper,foil,clay and other recycled materials. The piece is interactive and allows observers to cast their own shadow.

The artwork is Titled "Idle and Half Empty (a shadow of self) 2020 The work is centred around the concept of boredom and it's ability to inspire motion as well as it's ability to hinder our function. Boredom is a dissatisfaction with the present, it is a lack of appropriate stimulation and it is a fundamental and often overlooked part of the human condition. Boredom is the reason we invent for entertainment and we aspire to defeat boredom. Boredom drives our need for more and drives our most impulsive inclinations. Boredom inspires our most creative thinking but we do everything possible to avoid it.

Boredom can eat away at us, causing depression, anxiety and addiction when it is not given validation. In this day so little do we stop to be bored and allow our thoughts to carry us back to nature, instead we pick up our phones and carry on. We haven't defeated boredom, it just blends into the background of our every day lives. We are dissatisfied, detached and distracted from ourselves and each other.

Neive Rose

Give this some love

12+
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