Rosalind Lawless



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Twist and Bend, screenprint on poster, collaged with digital film and card

Wall Object #2 screenprint cutout

Room approached by steps, screenprint collaged with true-grain, soft pastel and card

Stairwell with Linen, screenprint collaged with linen, card and soft pastel


My practice is strongly influenced by my immediate surroundings. I use commonplace imagery to organise the pictorial space, using forms that occupy and give perspective within the substrate. I strive to physically construct the space within the composition of my work and aim to recreate the space whilst questioning ideas such as the relationship of form to material and symmetry/asymmetry, acknowledging the link between formal and abstract. The work revolves around a sense of history, of the spaces that inspire and the history of the journey making the work, this leads me to chance compositions, accidental, intuitive and always finding in amongst the making.

Responding always to shifts between perspectives, real space and flat surface. I continue to explore the imagined and observed through the process of Layering, repetition, cut-outs, washout and transforming. Colour is an imperative component within my work, although the colour comes from intuitive reaction it is based and triggered by memory of colour within a place. The detail and form within architecture, intricate lines, structures and vast space are continually explored.


Rosalind Lawless is a visual artist currently based in Glasgow, With a honours degree from Grays School of Art and a Masters from Royal College of Art in London, Rosalind has recently been awarded the Salzburg International Academy of Fine Arts Scholarship, the Bet Low Award, Tim Mara Award, the Royal Scottish Academy John Kinross Award culminating in a three month scholarship to Florence, Inverarity Travel Award 1 month residency in France. Collections include PATHFOOT at Stirling University, Pallant house Gallery and Museum and Aberdeen Art Gallery. Rosalind Exhibits both nationally and internationally.


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