21st September to 7th November 2021
The works exhibited are based on found textures of place, which celebrate the joy found in repetition, detail, and arrangements. They represent themes around the specific material of wood using techniques of relief printing.
The printing process is used to drive curiosity, exploration, and playfulness in both the making and representations of place and material. Using inspiration from fallen trees, wood chippings and log stacks. The works celebrate and honour the unique characteristics of the wood material and their setting which are often discarded or temporary. This process informs and helps generate a design language that is informal and varied.
The printing process also dictates the visual interpretation of place, through a visual identity that is graphic and bold.
The wood types and their arrangements are discovered through woodland walks around Oxfordshire, and spending time in the workshop, they have become off cuts of an everyday environment.
Josh Rose is an Oxford based Artist, Designer & Maker working across disciplines under the studio practice name Love Your Plane. Through this practice, Rose investigates the value of surface design through the combined techniques of printmaking and woodwork. Work produced is developed and driven by narrative, drawing upon a range of disciplines around sculpture, product, and print.
Rose graduated with a degree in Fine Art from Bristol UWE in 2009. Rose then went on to gain his City and Guilds in Furniture Making and has recently completed a Furniture Design Masters at Central Saint Martins in 2018.
His studio is now based at the Sylva Wood Centre in Long Wittenham, Oxfordshire.
Currently, Rose is working on a public art commission for Harwell Campus, designing and making a number of site-specific eco sculpture /insect habitats.