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New In – Selected Roy Trollope Drawings

Roy Trollope
Roy Trollope
Roy Trollope

Throughout his long career as an artist and senior lecturer at St. Martins School of Art and then Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, Roy Trollope (1933-2008) challenged the assumptions of fine art practice.  He drew on a vivid intellectual and creative imagination to explore and experiment with technique and subject matter in work which is always beautiful and meticulously executed.
These attributes are perfectly demonstrated in these figurative drawings and paintings, some of which are shown here, that he made between 1989 and 1997 when he was responding to unexpected and life changing circumstances in his life.  It was a time of reflection when he was considering a range of issues such as childhood, emerging sexuality and the construction of masculinity.  The work is also a personal response to a time of separation, loss and new beginnings.
The unique, beautifully crafted and iconic visual images are presented in a series of pictorial tales using a magical and moving visual vocabulary which transcends the very personal nature of the work enabling viewers to connect to an evocative drama about the human landscape. . .

Roy Trollope
Roy Trollope
Roy Trollope