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This online shop allows you to purchase original works and prints from visual contemporary artist Rosanne Robertson.

Rosanne Robertson is an artist based in the UK with a studio base in Hebden Bridge (West Yorkshire). Working with drawing, assemblage, performance and sound she explores tensions, anxieties and relationships between body, object and environment. Personal themes of sexuality, gender, class and mental health intersect- overlapping and layering with each part dependent on the other. Lesbianism, Queerness, disruption and the construction of self are main concerns explored via the body in opposition to inhumane dominant structures.

Described by Dazed and Confused when selected by Doodlebug as one of the city’s ‘Emerging Ones’ as “working beneath the skin by any means possible”.

Rosanne Robertson is director of Dyke|Queer contemporary art project The Penthouse (Manchester/Salford). www.thepenthousenq.com

Robertson has performed and exhibited worldwide from group exhibition Transcript at Charlie Smith London, OutsiderXchanges at Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art (Gateshead), (De)Construction at HOME (Manchester), For Posterity at Castlefield Gallery (Manchester), Threshold at VOID Gallery (Derry), Inside Out/Next Generation a K11 Art Foundation (Wuhan, China) to residencies in New York with Sluice__ /Norte Maar (London/Brooklyn) and The Trelex Residency (Switzerland). She has had solo shows at PAPER Gallery (Manchester), The Art House (Wakefield) and AIR Gallery (Manchester). Her work has been reviewed by Corridor 8, The Skinny, Double Negative, The Wire and Dazed Digital. Robertson has given lectures on Contemporary Feminism at University of Manchester and performed at The European Outsider Art Association Conference.

Pissing

Pissing

100.00

Pissing 2019

Limited edition of 20 signed and numbered photographic prints

400 x 500mm

Giclée print on KI Smooth Rag 300gsm

This limited edition of photographs are from performance for camera / video Pissing 2019 which is part of a new body of work titled Stone (Butch). Works from Stone (Butch) were recently exhibited as part of Associated Matter at Yorkshire Sculpture Park for Yorkshire Sculpture International and are currently on exhibition at The Hepworth Wakefield until 29 September 2019. Pissing is part of a body or works displayed as a contemporary intervention into Gallery 3 alongside the work of Barbara Hepworth.

Pissing performances are an ongoing work in which I spontaneously ‘perform’ the act of pissing at various sites. This work asserts the idea that we can always take action with what we have available via the materials of our body and what is around us. Pissing is an act of protest and of reclaiming space. This Pissing performance was filmed on the St Ives coast and connects with Barbara Hepworth’s ‘figures in the land/seascape’.

She hopes to reveal the “unifying experience between the water in our bodies and the water in the ocean, and to link that fluidity to queerness”. Throughout history, she explains, queerness has been represented as something that is against nature, but forging this connection to water she breaks the barrier between her own body and nature and reinstates her identity.

- elephant magazine

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