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Rosemarie Powell

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Sculptor Rosemarie Powell
Rosemarie Powell

About Rosemarie Powell

"I have always had a strong connection with the abstract form. Having grown up surrounded by mostly abstract contemporary art in Belgium and a couple of decades later having studied the language of form, and more specifically abstract form, at a local studio for several years, my sculptural language is purely abstract." Born and brought up in Belgium, Rosemarie moved to England to study in 1975. She came to sculpture from teaching - French, German and Art - and then working as a freelance translator in the specialist fields of Art and Education. She started working as a sculptor in the late 1990s, soon moving from mostly figurative work to abstract forms. In the early stages of her sculptural career she worked in clay, which was then cast in plaster, resins or bronze. She also carves in stone, predominantly marble and alabaster, and wood. In the spring of 2008 she was fortunate to be able to travel to Carrara in Italy and spent some time in and around Pietrasanta working with the local marble. She said at the time "my time there has proven a real turning point in my sculptural career in several ways, but primarily it has engendered in me a love for marble, `il tormento e l`estasi nel cavar marmi`." 2012 was another turning point, when she re-embraced her love of clay and joined a local pottery studio for a few months to reacquaint herself with the ceramicist`s techniques. Staying true to her material and process, and her identity as a sculptor (rather than a ceramicist) - she now creates monochrome ceramic sculptures. These are fired to what is referred to in ceramics as earthenware temperatures and are not glazed, because: `I feel the shiny layer glazing creates acts too much like a barrier between the viewer and the piece. It shuts you out.` She says of her recent `form-finding` pieces: `I have been working on fine-tuning my technique for creating three-dimensional, air- and light-filled forms straddling ceramics and sculpture, i.e. creating fired clay pieces using ceramicist hand-building techniques whilst holding to sculpture`s principles and language of form. I am combining the (Gutai inspired) principles of artist / material interactions with the concept of form finding, i.e. letting the form shape itself; working in partnership with the material, homing in on the properties and behaviour of the material - clay - and so calling form into existence.`
Sculptor Rosemarie Powell
Rosemarie Powell

Exhibition History of Rosemarie Powell

Various group shows, open exhibitions and gardens in the UK, including - Cork Street Open Exhibition - Guildford Cathedral - Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden - RHS Wisley Garden - Lewes Artwave Festival - Brighton HOUSE Open Exhibition - Brighton Artists Open Houses

Artist Statement of Rosemarie Powell

Rosemarie Powell`s Statement: Born and brought up in Belgium, I have my studio on the Ashdown Forest in Sussex, England. My language is the abstract form. My goal is purity, through paring down to the essence. Integrity of material and process have always been important to me and are now paramount. (April 2015)

Awards and Prizes of Rosemarie Powell

Artist in Residence at The Tunnel Gallery, Tonbridge School, Kent - Autumn term 2015.

Symposiums

Artist in Residence at The Tunnel Gallery, Tonbridge School, Kent - Autumn term 2015.

Price Range of Work

Rosemarie Powell's work has a price range from £650 to £5,250

Mediums utilised

Rosemarie Powell's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Rosemarie Powell's work is found in the following categories on site:
Minimalist Understated Abstract Contemporary Sculpture statuary statuettes (10)
Modern Abstract Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures or Statues or statuettes or statuary (9)
Indoor Inside Interior Abstract Contemporary Modern Sculpture / statue / statuette / figurine (9)
Organic / Abstract Sculpture (6)
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures (4)
Abstract Contemporary or Modern Outdoor Outside Exterior Garden / Yard Sculptures Statues statuary (4)
Focal Point Abstract Contemporary Modern sculpture statue (3)
Cloud, Breeze, Wave and Wind Sculptures (3)
Tabletop Desktop Small Indoor Statuettes Figurines Sculptures (2)
Interior, Indoors, Inside Sculpture (2)
Abstract Loop Indoor and Outside Sculptures / Statues / statuettes
Meditation sculpture / Statues / statuettes / figurines
Aspirational / Inspirational Sculptures or Statues
Abstract Contemporary or Modern Large Public Art sculpture Statues statuary
Carved Wood Sculptures
Abstract Modern Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines statuary both Indoor Or outside
Contemplative, Restful, Thougtful Sculptures
Spherical Globe like Ball shaped Round Abstract Contemporary sculpture statue statuette
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