“The sense of touch is as important to me as the sense of sight. A sculpture will only reveal all its secrets when it is examined with the hands as well as the eyes." .
Rose Eva studied History of Art at the Courtauld Institute in London and worked as an art historian and fine art auctioneer before turning to the creation rather than the study of art. While having no formal practical training, the years spent examining works of art served her well by honing her eye and giving her a greater understanding of form. She is fascinated by the sensuousness of the human body and by human relationships, such as that between mother and child. Most of Rose’s work is in bronze or highly polished stone, such as onyx, marble and serpentine, materials that reach out to be touched and caressed. Rose has also been working on a series of reliefs to be hung on the wall, abstracted nudes glittering with gold leaf. Her next project is a collaboration with the photographer Simon Stafford, where she will create sculptures inspired by Simon’s images of landscape in which he has seen echoes of the human form. Rose Eva’s work has been exhibited widely in London and the south west, as well as in Paris and New York. Public commissions include Deeper than Skin, won in a national competition, for Salisbury District Hospital. It is a pleasure to welcome Rose as one of our artists represented at the gallery.