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Student Showcase Archive
Show RCA 2019

Susan Rocklin

Show RCA work

  • Madder under everything

    Madder under everything, Susan Rocklin 2019
    oil on linen canvas
    300 cm x 250 cm | Photographer: Susan Rocklin

  • Vigil

    Vigil, Susan Rocklin 2019
    oil on linen canvas
    300 cm x 250 cm | Photographer: Susan Rocklin

Major project:

Faded Arcadia

The work – a loosely tethered diptych – hints at an Arcadia that is nearly, but not quite, realised. The paintings are engaged in a whispered conversation.

Info

  • My paintings are about ephemerality. I make images and atmospheres that are layered, tentative and transient. Often using animals as avatars, I explore notions of vulnerability and strength, particularly in relation to the feminine. Colour and the materiality of paint are intrinsic to my practice. While oil paint is my primary medium, I also use watercolour as a preliminary exploratory tool. My work invokes the luminosity of film and the intensity of poetry.

  • Previous degrees

  • MA Modern Literature, University of London, 1996; BA (Hons) Fine Art: Painting, Wimbledon College of Art, University of the Arts London, 2017
  • Experiences

  • Creative director and copywriter, Camargue Communications, 1990–96; Freelance writer, Lapis Communications, 1996–2008
  • Exhibitions

  • 'Nests & the North', Central St Martins Foundation Show, London, 2011; '109 Nails', Copeland Gallery, London, 2017; Graduation Show, Wimbledon College of Art, University of the Arts London, London, 2017; 'Thumbnails', Hockney Gallery, RCA, London, 2018; 'College', House of Vans Gallery, London, 2019
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