23 Jun BIOSPHERE At The Cube Gallery
23 June – 21 July
Shiroma Ratne’s solo exhibition at The Cube Gallery present her new work created during lockdown and beyond.
During this challenging time she has explored the possibilities of working from home using whatever materials at hand that could be utilised. Incorporating natural dyes from plants, vegetables and flowers she has engaged in traditional and experimental ways of creating. This has lead to a process that needed many hours of development and eventually creating a visual connection.
The exhibition at The Cube Gallery depicts a ‘Biosphere’. A place where natural organic materials are given prominence. Highlighting the importance of tradition craft and skill. ‘Biosphere’ presents an imaginary place with a rich diversity of life energies in the form of naturally dyed fabrics, flower pounded materials, found twigs and timber from woodlands, and the painted wilderness. A part of an ecosystem that is around us and that we regularly take for granted.
Shiroma Ratne is a visual artist who works in several disciplines which include natural dyeing, painting and printmaking in experimental ways. She received her BA (Hons) in Visual Communication from Kent Institute Of Art & Design and MA in Fine Art Printmaking from Camberwell College Of Arts. She lives in South London and works from her studio at Art House in Croydon.
The Cubes original design is by artist/architect Ken Taylor. To see other shows at its sister space in Peckham go to M2gallery.com. For enquiries about exhibiting in The Cube message email@example.com.
ASC Art House Grafton Quarter