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KATASHA ROSE

FREEDOM

November 4th, 2021 - December 4th, 2021

Katasha Rose is an up-and-coming artist of Jamaican descent and graduate of University of the Arts London. The influence of her early life in the emerald hills of Jamaica can be seen echoed in the organic shapes and relaxed spirit of her work. As a child, inspiration for artwork was derived from the pages of a treasured encyclopaedia; a gift from the matriarch of her family.

 

After abandoning her dream of becoming a professional artist to pursue a more traditionally lucrative career, Rose's perspective on life was altered by the pandemic and she rediscovered her passion for creating art, setting a goal to compose one new piece per month for 12 months. This work became the foundation for her first solo exhibition 'Becoming', which premiered in June 2021.

 

Rose's most recent work which will debuted in a solo exhibition, entitled 'Freedom' at The Lauderdale Gallery in November 2021, explored more abstract themes, with 8 original pieces produced in vibrant acrylic, showing a more expressive and uninhibited side to her art.

 
L A U N C H

W O R K S

 
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ANGEL

Angel is the artist's expression of the peace she feels from accepting and embracing her femininity. Rendered in bright mustard, cobalt and rose pink- this atypical combination of colours are set off by a gold halo which encircles the head of central female figure.

Acrylic on canvas, gold leaf

91.4cm x 121.9cm

£9,000

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HER ROYAL

The cerulean hued skin of the figure depicted evokes debate around the possibilities of life beyond the usual confines of race. The subjects strength of pose, coupled with the lustrous gold leaf background combine to create a striking piece.

 

Acrylic on canvas, gold leaf

91.4cm x 121.9cm

£11,000

THE GREAT BEYOND

The Great Beyond takes inspiration from the expansive mystery of space and the infinite cycle of life. Galaxies are imagined in shades of gold and midnight navy; flecks of paint applied hastily scatter across the canvas suggesting faraway stars.

Acrylic on canvas

150cm x 100cm

£4,800

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GRANDFATHER

Grandfather is a piece which the artist has a particularly strong emotional connection to. Painted as a tribute to her grandfather, the deacon of a baptist church in Jamaica, this piece embodies values of family and faith.

Acrylic on canvas

91.4cm x 121.9cm

Not For Sale

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DANCER

Inspired by a photograph of the Ghanian/American dancer Mawusi Nenonene captured in a strong but serene pose, the resulting piece channels the joy of movement captured in the of the original image and reimagined in Katasha Rose’s unique style.

 

Acrylic on canvas

150cm x 100cm

£11,000

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CASCADE

Cascade is representation in abstract form of the emotional battle between negative and positive thoughts. Thick sections of dark acrylic paint are partially concealed with swipes of white and gold, to create an end result that is as layered as the inner workings of the human mind it was inspired by.

Acrylic on canvas, gold leaf

150cm x 100cm

£7,000

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IN THE PURPLE

In The Purple captures the transient nature of dreams. The artist aims to express the surreal and intangible 

thoughts that the brain creates whilst in repose and how those imaginings cannot be translated to the waking world and are often forgotten once sleep ceases.

Acrylic on canvas

100cm x 70cm

£3,200

THE DEEP BLUE
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A piece which examines how proximity to water can stimulate human imagination and create a feeling of freedom. The combination of the colour palette which ranges from azure to deep indigo and the textured surface of the piece created by the unexpected addition of builders plaster, combine to give a result which is reminiscent of the soothing and rhythmic movement of the sea.

Acrylic on canvas

150cm x 100cm

£5,800