ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: December 1, 2008
By (author) Tom Lubbock; By (author) Merlin James
Contemporary scottish artist Carol Rhodes, born in Edinburgh in 1959, has gained increasing recognition since the 1990s. Her paintings depict a semi-fictional geography, depopulated, yet shaped by the human activities of industry, habitation, forestry, landscaping, transport and quarrying. These small, psychologically charged works are at once densely representational and powerfully abstract, engaging with the nature of perception, recognition, and depiction. The first monograph on Rhodes’s work, this volume contains two illuminating essays – one by the renowned art critic Tom Lubbock and the other by artist and writer Merlin James. Over thirty of her works are illustrated, charting Rhodes’s development from the early 1990s.
Merlin James is a writer and artist living in Scotland. Tom Lubbock is an art critic.