Roy Voss Cross (2012)
Digital Pigment Print on Somerset Photo 300 gsm
40.8 x 55.2 cm
Edition of 100 prints each signed and numbered on reverse.
About the work
The image in Cross, 2012 features a chunk of ice that has become detached from a giant iceberg and landed on an Icelandic beach - the word 'cross' evokes the sense of its passage. This work has now been included in the Government Art Collection.
About the artist
Bringing together art and language Voss (born in 1960) builds one-word calligraphic signs, sites them within grand natural landscapes and photographs them as part of the scenery. Each three dimensional word acts as an accomplice or a foil to the image. He chooses words that are multivalent, meaning at once a measurement, an activity or an attribute (such as Mine or Long). The resulting photographs are then made into large-scale images that take the form of wallpaper or canvas-like romantic backdrops.
Voss has had solo exhibitions at Matt's Gallery, London; Dilston Grove, London; Kettle's Yard, Cambridge and Bluecoat, Liverpool. Recent group exhibitions include BALTIC 39, Newcastle; Danielle Arnaud Gallery, London; Bloomberg Space, London and the 50th Venice Biennale. Voss is represneted by Matt's Gallery, London and has work in the Government Collection, Arts Council England, Penguin Books and The Aspen Collection of Contemporary Art.
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