Artist Statement

Adam Grose explores forms of layering, fragility, erasure and exposé that investigates the human condition under the theme of 'lost generations'. 

 

 Grose's images are grounded in research from archives, history and locality, exploring the legible and the erased, whilst seeking to capture a sense of the passage of time.  He explores the idioms of photography through the hand made object, honing his drawing methods and techniques through painting and printmaking, forming images that resonate with a documentary sensibility. 

 

 Grose works with a limited palette of materials including: charcoal, gesso, black and white paint & ink, a limited colour palette, pewter, plaster and hand made pigments*, produced from collected rocks and soils from the UK and the world.

 

 Through layering, rubbing, stripping and erasing, he explores methods of working that has evolved and been tested over many years, evolving to become symbolic of the fragility of information, which can easily become erased and forgotten from our history.**
 

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Grose is a qualified PGCE art tutor and runs a variety of drawing, painting and print workshops with a wide range of learners. His previous positions include developing and delivering art programmes within Prison Education, PRUs, GCSE, A-Level and Postgraduate tutoring.

 Many of his works are collected in private and public collections in the UK (London, Taunton, Bristol, Minehead, Liverpool, Yorkshire, Falmouth, Penzance) and worldwide including China, Taiwan, United States (Texas, LA, New York), Australia, Europe (Spain, France, Switzerland, Estonia, Italy, Czech Republic, Germany), Monaco and many more. 

 

Adam Grose is a national and international exhibiting award winning artist.

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* He has produced and used his own pigment paints since 1992 (Italy).

** Collective amnesia.

Fragment VI
Fragment VI

Pewter | 2019

Fragment III (Leaf)
Fragment III (Leaf)

Plaster Paris | 2019

Fragment VI
Fragment VI

Pewter | 2019

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