Rowan Flint at the GSA Degree Show
A brief visual introduction to my exhibition at the GSA Degree Show 2016.
Studio 27, Floor 3, Tontine Building.
I encourage viewers to follow an instinctive train of thought when encountering my work. Take visual cues, construct narratives, ask questions, communicate and explore meaning in multiple terms. My work is based in the language of humour where symbols represent a double meaning, of singular meaning and opposite - e.g. male and female. The visual elements and material exploration each perform a double or multiple function within the space. Together it forms an interconnected, intangible weave of potential interpretation.
In the creation of my work, I explore personal, political, social and environmental imagery. I combine these images with the colour, textural and various limitations of my materials. I am influenced by Medieval art, Grotesque humour and visual theories explored by Nancy Spero and Mary Beth Edelson. These influences and experiments are layered and recombined and physically printed on to my surfaces.
Move around the space, follow a figure, a colour, a texture, a view... Look closely, view from afar, allow meaning to alter and develop and grow. Let it become far removed from your initial impression, let it circle back on itself. Discuss what you see.
I welcome discussion and feedback about my work. Contact me in person at the show (18-25th June), pick up a business card from the space or through the social media tools on this site.
Looking forward to hearing about your experience!