The artist's literary influences also come through in her drawings. Iris Murdoch, George Orwell, Doris Lessing, Christina Rossetti- writers who describe the human experience and the metaphysical bonds that tie us together. Though her work is rarely simple illustration, stories are absorbed and reworked in her art.
Japanese woodblock prints and Indian miniatures are two key visual inspirations for Rock's work. She is also very interested in post war Britain and colonial Africa at the moment; trying to understand modern society through historical themes.
- Medium - Woodblock
- Dimensions - 30 x 45 cm
- Edition - 15
About Isabel Rock
Berlin-based print maker Isabel Rock graduated in 2008 with a Masters degree in Fine Art Printmaking from the Royal College of Art. In 2009, she held her first solo show, ‘Ultimate Love Story’ at BEARSPACE art space in Deptford, London. Rock has since exhibited nationally and internationally, both solo and in group shows. She regularly exhibits at the India Art Fair, and has completed residencies in India, Iceland, Germany and West Africa. In 2013, Rock won the prestigious Arts Foundation Fellowship for Printmaking. She used the prize money to take a course in Japanese wood-block printing, and to fund her move from London to Berlin, where she continues to develop her practice.