Above, Below (Gwynllyn) by Rose Shuckburgh
- Rose Shuckburgh is a UK-based artist whose practice encompasses painting, drawing, printmaking, and film. Shuckburgh’s recent work depicts a personal and emotional response to place, centring around the experience of the lone figure isolated within their surroundings, and the energy created from two forms meeting. This push and pull between isolation and connection is a constant dialogue throughout her work. Spending time in the natural landscape, with standing stones, or rock or land formations moulded over time, she felt that she was in the presence of another body, one that was filled with the memories and emotions of that place. Moving between representation and abstraction, these forms and the human figure are depicted as vessels of feeling, placed within a charged stillness. Shuckburgh draws inspiration from her own memories and experiences, and from the place she grew up in The Elan Valley, Wales.Her most recent series of works focus on the energy of interactions between forms, of one body in the presence of another. The crepuscular colour pallet used alludes to a sense of the in between, between night and day, between reality and a dream-like space.