Post Marks, a collaborative project between artists Arabella
Lee and Melanie Rose.
Post Marks is the culmination of an intensive drawing project
developed over the course of a year (2003) and consisting of more
than 700 drawings. These drawings were posted daily between the
two artists, and form a fascinating, developing artistic dialogue.
Folded and posted, the drawings bear the marks of their journeys
with the addresses, stamps and frank marks an integral part of the
finished work. The newspaper quality newsprint, which the drawings
are on both references their daily news exchange and allows the
displayed work to flutter on the wall when viewers pass by.
The images depicted in the drawings are drawn from the multitude
of diverse influences that confront contemporary artists everyday.
Some are bizarre, some mundane, some personal and many are direct
art references, contextualising the work of artists as diverse as
Grayson Perry and Henry Moore. The viewer is drawn into this frenetic,
information saturated world and becomes both an intimate and voyeurist.
These works are part sketch book and part diary - both profound
and touchingly personal. The resulting show is a unique insight
into a year in the life of two artists
Arabella Lee and Melanie Rose graduated from Central St Martins
MA Fine Art in 2002. Melanie Rose has shown at Art Futures
and Sense and Sensibility Transition 2003. Arabella
Lee has had her work featured in the window of Hermes in Bond Street
and at Souvenir Transition 2003. Post Marks
is their first collaborative work.