This artefact reveals a part excavation of a buried male symbol.
My work is entrenched in the physical, performative and exaggerated ways that I make, layer, mix and paint. Archeological processes such as excavation and fossilisation inform and influence my making. Any past work that is destroyed becomes the aggregate for the next work, and therefore continues to live through the developments of my practice. In an exploration of scale, materiality and the provocative potential of colour and surface, I want to illicit a sensory, intimate and bodily response from the viewer. Exuberance, excess and the non hierarchical use of colour and material is prevalent in my work; I love the obtrusive, gaudy yet irresistible nature of over saturation.
Rosie Reed (b.1991) is an artist living and working in London, she graduated from the Ruskin School of Fine Art, Oxford University, in 2013, and completed her Masters in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art in 2017.