Cat Roissetter

Friar Fuck

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Year 2020
Medium Oil pastel and pencil on oiled paper
Dimensions 29.7 x 21 cm
Nominated by Amy Smith

About the work

The piece is part of preparatory work for large paintings dealing with flesh and a continual fascination with English history, storytelling, violence and sexuality. It pulls from an obsession with the English underground Industrial music scene, including musicians such as Coil and the soundtracks of Derek Jarman. I am trying to evoke a distinct flavour of perversion and warped folklore unique to ‘Englishness’.

About the artist:

Born Sydney, Cat Roissetter lives and works in Sheffield. Graduated from BA Illustration Camberwell College of Arts (2007), and MA Visual Communication Royal College of Art (2011).

Roissetter likes to look at contemporary British culture including uncomfortable aspects such as hooliganism and incorporate these with nursery rhyme and traditional folklore. The forms and figures which then appear are repeated and overdrawn until they take on compositions and fictions with more ambiguity, but still alluding to the sources from which they came.

Selected exhibitions include Nathalie Karg Gallery, New York (2021); Artissima Art Fair, Torino (2020); English Filth, Cob Gallery, London (2020); The flesh of thought, Blyth Gallery, London (2019); Draw Art Fair, Saatchi Gallery, London (2019); Through the Looking Glass, Cob Gallery, London (2018); Members Show, Bloc Projects, Sheffield (2018); Drawing now, Carreau du Temple, Paris (2018); A Thousand Plateaus, Brocket Gallery, London (2016); Cartography, House of Fairy Tales, Cloud Cuckoo Land, London (2018); and Jerwood Drawing Prize, London (2013).

Awards include the Augustus Martyn Print Prize (2011).

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