22 September – 1 October 2017
Silk Mill Gallery, Merchants Barton, Frome, Somerset BA11 1PT, England
Opening night: Friday 22 September 2017 6pm
Hans Borgonjon’s sculptures made from the oak of ancient weaving looms and Rosalind Robinson’s Flemish-inspired portraiture and still-lifes, create a narrative that is both timeless and contemporary.
Whilst their work is radically different in form, both artists blur the lines between past and present. Their artworks are linked through a distinct, but indefinable quality that comes from their deep passion and interest in the art and culture of Renaissance Flanders.
The exquisite play of light over surface textures in Rosalind Robinson’s portraiture and still-lifes recalls the work of the early Flemish masters. Her delicate paintings encourage the viewer to question time and place, as well as reflect on their intense beauty and poise.
Now based in Wiltshire, Rosalind studied Fine Art at Hornsey College of Art in London, and worked as a scenic artist for the BBC before pursuing a career as an artist and mural painter. Her work has been exhibited at the Royal Academy, the Royal West England Academy, The Royal Society of Watercolour Artists and she has recently been appointed to the Society of Women Artists.
Hans’s sculptures and ceramics are about change, collaboration, and reinvention. His dynamic life-size pieces are partly made out of oak rescued from ancient 400 year-old Flemish looms, connecting him back on a physical level to his Flemish birthplace.
Based in Frome, Hans originally studied Art History and Philosophy, more recently he undertook an MA in 3-D Design at Bath Spa University which led to a Development Award by the Crafts Council and artist’s funding from the Arts Council in 2012. His sculptures and ceramics have been exhibited extensively in England and Belgium and is included in collections in Bath, Kent, Ghent Belgium and Fuping China.
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