Thinking about Adult Education

Rosalind Nashashibi

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About the edition

With observational drawings being the starting point of this series of works, Nashashibi portrays a range of characters that appear to be lifted from their everyday surroundings. Backgrounds pale away, giving ground to intensity of thought. Deceptively simplistic representations of moments in domestic life appear as a snapshot, reduced to a single frame. Expressive lines alongside blocks of pure colour float within each scene.

The titles of the works, along with the abstract forms of colour suggest associations between socially relevant terms ('open source' or 'adult education') and specific colours and shapes. Possible visualisations of thought patterns emerge as the artist searches for representational forms for abstract ideas.

Numbered and initialled by artist on front, titled on back.

Year 2004
Edition of 30
Media Screenprint on Fabriano 5 Liscia (200gsm) paper
Dimensions 47.5 x 64cm
Signature Signed, numbered and dated by artist

About Rosalind Nashashibi

Rosalind Nashashibi’s main practice is as a maker of films that centre on the unobserved corners of everyday urban life. Focusing on what she calls the ‘presence of energy’ that exists in individuals, she creates a sense of complex moments in which the passing of time is seemingly slowed down for us.

Rosalind Nashashibi was born in 1973 in Croydon and lives and works in Glasgow. In 2003 she became the first female artist to win the Beck's Futures Award. She was awarded the Scottish Arts Council New York Residency in 2004. Her work was shown at Scotland and Venice in 2007 and is also held in the Tate collection.

 

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