Feature Image: Rose Electra Harris
Rose Electra Harris is a London-based artist, practising both etching and screen-printing. Since completing her BA Hons in Printmaking at Brighton University in 2015, Harris has gone on to collaborate with the likes of fashion house Shrimps, Liberty London and Somerset House.
Dividing her time between Slaughterhaus Print Studio in Stockwell and Print Club London in Hackney, Harris produces one of a kind works that have such a distinctive composition it is impossible not to associate her work after one glance.
Each piece explores the interior, creating dreamlike, surreal and vibrant interpretations of domestic spaces around her. The room is an oasis and the items within it are what bring it to life. Harris imagines the dialogue that exists between space and furnishings or objects – chandeliers, lemon squeezers, chairs or a freestanding bath, for instance. She uses decorative motifs, intricate patterns and a vivid palette, to make the everyday important.
“I start everything with drawing simply in black ink. I won’t start with a preconceived idea of the interior or space but I will begin with an object – like a chair or a vase – and then work my way out from there, adding a patterned carpet, a window, then a chandelier etc. I like to fill the space with decorative or functional objects that either fill the everyday home or the dream home. This drawing will then either translate into an etching or a screen-print but never exactly the same composition.”
Rose Electra Harris will be showcasing a series of ten etchings at the Modern Society in London from July 2018. Over a three month period, customers can purchase Harris’ limited edition works, available exclusively in store.