Each month Retail Manager Sarah Hickie will be profiling an artist or maker whose work is currently available to purchase in the RWA Shop.
February's artist is Rose Electra Harris, who works primarily in drawing and print.
In her work, Rose explores and develops the dialogue that exists in space - especially domestic space - between the objects and furnishings that occupy it. She uses drawing to negotiate the physical spaces of the home – from the domestic and familiar to uncanny, un-occupied – and the various objects contained within them.
Exploring the notion of the room as an oasis, Rose creates ambiguous and dysfunctional journeys for the viewer, going nowhere and everywhere, engaging the visual imagination.
Rose grew up with an antique dealer father and an interior decorator mother. This attention to the home had a concrete impact on the direction Rose’s work started to take during her time at art school; the menial bare essentials of the home, to the embellished, decorative furnishings we identify ourselves by.
The many places Rose has travelled, such as India and Morocco, inspire and inform the patterns and colours she employs in her images. Using decorative collaged fragments she enjoys elaborating simple line drawings, transforming them into richly coloured and illustrious interiors and objects.
Rose's original drawn works are available from £65 and limited edition prints from £70.
More of her work can be viewed here: http://www.roseelectraharris.com/