CONTEMPORARY ARTS INSPIRED BY ROBERT BURNS

25 January - 10 March 2018 @ Summerhall, Edinburgh

Rosie Dahlstrom

Rosie Dahlstrom (born 1993, Glasgow) is a painter based in Glasgow. In 2014 Dahlstrom graduated with a BA Hons Painting and Printmaking (First Class) from the Glasgow School of Art, and is a recipient of the Phoenix Bursary following the Mackintosh fire. Recent exhibitions include ‘Southside Salon’ (House for an Art Lover, 2017); ‘Princess Caroline: Adventures in Slime and Space’ with Kate Gallagher (Glasgow Project Room, 2017); ‘Confined Spaces’ (The Old Gaol, Campbeltown, 2016). Dahlstrom also presented her first solo exhibition, ‘Female Trouble’, at the Harbour Arts Centre in Irvine to mark International Women’s Day for the duration of March 2015. Currently Dahlstrom is continuing work on the collaborative project with Kate Gallagher entitled Princess Caroline, and preparing for studying MA Painting at University of the Arts London in 2018.

Dahlstrom uses oil paint, collage, drawing and printmaking to create interweaving stories and mysterious dreams that cannibalise and excrete cultural symbols of sexuality, identity and gender; birthing monsters that balance between real and imagined, beautiful and repulsive, good and evil. The aim is to use paint to create a vision of female-ness that is fundamentally ambiguous, reflective, consuming and difficult … to explore the electricity that sparks when two worlds collide.’

Eggs
2015
oil on canvas
65 x 45cm

 

Roses
2017
oil on canvas,
51 x 51cm

Rosie Dahlstrom

Burns Unbroke Visual Artists

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