Since first exhibiting at the Art Salon in 2012, Roo Abrook’s extraordinary body of work has been met with a great deal of success. Now on her third collection, she has exhibited across the UK, London and overseas in Hong Kong.
Abrook works in mixed media collage, using her own original drawings and paintings, to depict portraits of women. The effect of combining colour, often metallic or fluorescent, with the faded pages of vintage novels, is unexpectedly harmonious - an unusual but successful pairing of traditional and contemporary design.
Abrook begins her artistic process by creating graphite studies of Edwardian photographic postcards, later combining them with lens generated imagery of flora and fauna. The experimental nature of her work is satisfied through unusual printing and mark making techniques - all of which capture the expression and emotional quality of the subject in a way that is unmistakably her own. Themes of femininity, fragility, and the fleeting nature of youth are essential to understanding her work. Abrook depict her subjects with old fashioned ideals of femininity in mind. The intention, she says, is to challenge a media culture that is “obsessed with superficial youth.”
Alongside her original collages, Roo Abrook has curated an selection of hand finished limited edition prints that are available to buy on the website.
Singapore Affordable Art Fair, 2018
Hong Kong Affordable Art Fair, 2018
Hampstead Affordable Art Fair, 2018
Fresh Art Fair, 2018
Battersea Affordable Art Fair 2018.
Edinburgh Art Fair, 2017
Solo Exhibition, ART Salon, 2017