Alastair Ross RSA
Alastair Ross RSA: ‘My work covers a very wide range of media, scales and concepts. However, always present, albeit in varying degrees of figuration and abstraction, lies the human figure. This has been, and remains, an unending source of fascination and inspiration to me. In my early years as a student, the Florentine Renaissance master Donatello was a major influence, as was the Slav sculptor Ivan Mestrovich, along with two Viennese sculptors, Wilhelm Lehmbruck and Fritz Wotruba. However, in my pantheon of sculptural heroes, one artist above all others, was and remains, of seminal influence in my development as an artist, namely Auguste Rodin, the nineteenth-century French master.’
Ross has studied and travelled extensively in Europe on travelling scholarships, particularly in Greece, Italy, Austria, Germany and the Netherlands. He carried out both his Undergraduate and Post-Graduate studies at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee.
Farther Afield10 August - 19 October 2009RSA Library Free entry Farther Afield: Works inspired by travel from the RSA collections Through encouraging foreign travel by artists - to improve their portfolios and broaden their horizons - the RSA's collections continue to be enriched with gems inspired by visits to foreign climes. This exhibition will feature works...