ROLLO Contemporary Art's first exhibition in their Fitzrovia Gallery space demonstrates ROLLO's commitment to young artists with an exhibition of works on paper by three recent graduates of Central St Martins and the Royal Academy School.
One off prints, ink and pencil works on paper will be on display at ROLLO's new two-storey space presents the array of techniques used in creating works on paper today.
Swedish born Ann Caroline Breig, MA graduate of Royal Academy 2007, who has already exhibited in solo shows in Beijing and London, exhibits her pencil drawings on paper at ROLLO. Her work, which has resonances of Eastern imagery, depicts scenes of baroque excess; alcoholic fervour and sexual reverie, every inch filled with drama.
Lia Anna Hennig works in intricate detail, building 6 foot drawings out of the smallest of pen marks. The works are built in patterns, showing influences of folk art which also allude to embroidery and a tradition of female craftsmanship. Their meticulousness speaks of obsession and repetition, building wondrous creatures and fairy tale imagery. The fantastical images of food speak of Hennig's ongoing exploration of the relationship between the feminine and food; one which is typically portrayed as ridden with excess and obsession.
Michelle Souter's one off mono-print drawings on paper fuse the tradition of life drawing with contemporary interjections of text. Whilst anatomically accurate the body is disturbed with animal heads and repeated motifs of genetalia, creating memories of childhood and monstrous characters. The spontaneous appearance of her work suggests a connection to psychoanalytical practice and free association. A child-like aesthetic is created by drawing with her non-writing hand and working in reverse, whilst the obsessive layering of forms relate to embroidery. Souter's provocative work fuses the theories of Jung and Freud with an explicitness and aesthetic akin to Emin and a Schiele.
Prices range from £250 - £6000. The works will be on display from 4th December ' 11th January at ROLLO Contemporary Art, 51 Cleveland Street, London W1T 4JH.
For further details contact Philippa Found on 020 7580 0020 or firstname.lastname@example.org