Ro Robertson: Flux and Rust
11 October 2022, 5:10 PM
Ro Robertson introduces us to their transformatory work Drench at Frieze Sculpture 2022. Inspired by the tidal zone, five forms made of weathering steel are painted in blues up to a ‘tide line’, with other parts exposed and left to rust. For Robertson, the tide’s continuous cycle of dehydration and rehydration – or drenching – creates a space of transformation and renewal.
The semi-abstract figures of Drench – which exist between the sea and the body – offer an expanded reading of the body free from binary and rigid understandings.
Frieze Sculpture is curated by Clare Lilley and will be open from 14 September – 13 November 2022 and is free to the public.
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