The installation’s title and theme, ‘Machines for Living In’ is inspired from architect-philosopher Le Corbusier’s dictum, “A house is a machine for living in.”
The square-foot oil paintings include a 35-piece reproduction of a Persian rug, a house plant, an Apple charger, and part of a female visitor, evoking the atmosphere of his live-in work-space. Each ‘tile’ took an average of four hours to paint.
The show at Surrey Quays shopping centre also has an interactive element. The artist is inviting visitors to create their own square-foot paintings to be part of the exhibition which will be available for purchase at the same price as his work.
Rod is the 2017 winner of the Public Favourite vote for his oil paintings ‘Two Brothers from Camberwell’ in the Painting Open competition run by Second Floor Studio & Arts, part of Anthology Deptford Foundry.
(See images from the show, Rod's story and exhibition details on the website: https://www.rodkitson.art / Press on the show's dates to randomise the squares).
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