Forston House by Ed Kluz
Gesso and Indian ink scraper board.
18cm x 30cm, framed
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Ed Kluz explores contemporary perceptions of the past through the reimagining of historic landscapes, buildings and objects. The ideas of early Romanticism, the picturesque movement of antiquarian representations of topography and architecture underpin his approach to image-making. Ed was born in 1980 and grew up in Swaledale, North Yorkshire. He studied fine art at Winchester School of Art between 1999-2002. He now lives in East Sussex.
When Ed was the artist in residence at Little Toller, back in January 2016, he researched the lost houses of Dorset for some of the work featured in this show. Ed is showing here at Room at the End, several of his large pieces from his Lost Houses project as well as several smaller indian ink and gesso scraper boards of Dorset houses.
Forston House in Charminster, Dorset, is a large early-eighteenth century house built by Robert Browne of Frampton, with brick walls in Flemish bond and ashlar dressings of quoins and plat bands. In 1827, Francis John Browne offered the mansion and seven acres of land to the county authorities as “an asylum for the benefit of pauper lunatics”, together with the sum of £4000 for its endowment. Prior to this date no provision was made in Dorset for the mentally afflicted.
All framed artwork will be shipped to UK mainland addresses for a cost of £45.
|Dimensions||300 x 20 x 180 mm|