'How to Join' is an advertisement for a blue and naked man walking his 'bird' – a bemused and bespectacled librarian not-so-secretly observes it all.
Deceptively simple, these collages draw out a fragmented narrative typical of Matthew Rose's work. Words cut and married to a range of odd characters, provide a dozen theatrical one-acts of absurd encounters. In Matthew Rose's world, when parties meet, an emotional oil spill ensues.
"It's a wonderful world," says the artist, "if you can read – and cut and paste – between the lines."
The collection, 'A Strange Meeting,' is the first in a series of original works created for and offered exclusively by Keep Calm Gallery. Matthew Rose's work was recently featured in the just-published MASTERS: COLLAGE (Lark Books/US).
- Collage on paper
- Signed and dated by the artist
- Stamped by the artist on the reverse
- Acid free paper
- Approximately 305 mm by 230 mm (12 by 9 inches)