From Genesis to Nemesis in Full Colour - Mick Rooney RA

 

We are delighted to announce the launch of two brand new limited edition prints by Mick Rooney RA to celebrate the opening of his solo show
From Genesis to Nemesis in Full Colour at Fosse Gallery this March!


“This show with guile, cunning and colour speaks of the planets fragility. It’s my age!”

Mick Rooney RA


 
 

Mick Rooney RA - The Lecture

Limited Edition Print

Edition of 100

 

Mick Rooney RA - Uncertain Future

Limited Edition Print

Edition of 100

 
 

Communicating through the language of painting, Mick Rooney RA has created a new series of work that visually expresses his concerns regarding the fragility of our planet and the uncertain future of mankind.

This new collection of paintings embodies an ironically beautiful melancholy. Animals and humans huddle together in tightly packed groups, as if for safety, embodying a sadness and anxiety that reflects Rooney’s own feelings. The titles support this darker narrative; ‘Rudderless Ark’, ‘Spilled Planet’, ‘Waiting and Wondering’ and ‘Troubled Dream’ all hint at an underlying theme of fear and anticipation.

The scenes are lit by a silvery moonlight, emphasising the dream-like fragility of the figures - as if they and their ambiguous surroundings only exist in the unstable state of dreaming and will disappear as soon as the sun comes up. The variety of slightly muted tones would be a positive kaleidoscope of colour in daylight, if only they could reach it. The more you look, the more you see - as if your eyes are adjusting to the darkness.

Waiting and Wondering  , Mick Rooney RA - Image source:  Fosse Gallery

Waiting and Wondering, Mick Rooney RA - Image source: Fosse Gallery

Trouble Dream  , Mick Rooney RA - Image source:  Fosse Gallery

Trouble Dream, Mick Rooney RA - Image source: Fosse Gallery


“When I was young I didn’t know that the planet was fragile. I thought that those who ruled knew best.”

Mick Rooney RA


 
Spilled Planet  , Mick Rooney RA - Image source:  Fosse Gallery

Spilled Planet, Mick Rooney RA - Image source: Fosse Gallery

 

“Now we watch the greedy at play, insouciant of their duty to mankind, believing that when Armageddon
comes they will sail away in their Art museum yachts.”

Mick Rooney RA


You can buy your own work by Mick Rooney RA! Our beautiful postcard-sized limited edition prints are an ideal way to start your collection for just £55!


From Genesis to Nemesis in Full Colour will be on display at Fosse Gallery 3rd-30th March 2019. View the catalogue HERE.




 
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