Anna Rocke Painter
Anna Rocke. Studied painting at Edinburgh College of Art (2015-2019) Her work provides a safe space to explore, somewhat childish, the awkward and fragile interaction between familiar and unfamiliar spaces. Painting from memory, she naturally condense fragments of first and second hand experiences using incessant patterns and portages space to provide a limbo in which realities/fantasies can exist in their distorted, fragmented and transitory form. Uncanny figures and objects are held between areas of pattern, si reality is reordered, and space loses its logic. Shapes and figures have a slight distortion, which serves to reflect the distortions of memory. Little clues to their place in time are left, ambiguous narratives evolve to appear unrecognisable, disorientating the viewer and creating a timeless luminal space that feels both personal yet universal.