ACHICA > Rose Strang
Rose Strang’s compositions offer a fresh perspective on landscape and nature; her brushwork is expressive, the colour palette simplified to dramatic effect. The choice of landscape as a subject is not unusual, but her framing of subject matter is from an unusual perspective. Small points of focus appear magnified to exclude wider distractions, drawing the viewer into the image; weeds growing on a city wall, the reflection of light on water magnified until it becomes simplified abstract lines, or a point on the horizon between sea and sky rather than a postcard view of the entire bay. Her work on wood differs from work on canvas, the process more instinctive or improvisational – layering and scraping back paint until ideas or meanings suggest themselves.