William Rosewood, a talented twenty-four year old artist. He discovered the world of arts ever since he was little. He was always exploring new things, designing and looking for solutions. When Rosewood was sixteen years old he started his own clothing business. Having no business experience beforehand, he had thrown himself into the deep end, working on meetings, sponsorships and promotion on his own.
When he turned 17 he attended the Willem de Kooning Academy. Here Rosewood learned the artistry in commercial image-maker. Whilst he graduated in February 2015 as illustrator, he did not hold any fond memories of his time at the academy. Rosewood became rebellious towards the simple-minded ideas that were generally accepted. Assuredly he went against the grain and maintained and created his own perception. He developed a particular interest in exploring and pushing the limit of what is possible. This expressed itself not only in painting, but also in experimenting with different materials. Rosewood developed a characteristic style in which he combines the usage of unconventional materials such as blood with large visualizations.
Rosewood’ strength can be found in his ability to combine arts with his entrepreneurial skills. He takes pleasure into working together with different artists, focusing on their expertise whilst creating art together. Here he manages and directs the whole process from beginning the end.
In June 2015 Rosewood began to work on his first exhibition: ‘The Richness of nature we destroy’. This series focuses on nature’s strength that often is underestimated and forgotten. Here Rosewood combines death with 24 carat gold to symbolize the resurrection of nature’s richness.
William Rosewood ‘The Richness of the nature we destroy ’
From the beginning of mankind the richness of nature has always been impeccable. Nature has brought forth a diversity of species, all with their own beauty and importance. The essence of this beauty is formed from the creation of all life: evolution. During the dawn of time nature’s strength has been substituted by destructive materialism. This importance deviated to a superficial mark of existence.
This exhibition embraces the strength, richness yet beauty of nature. The skull symbolizes the core of nature’s richness, the importance that is derived from the bone. While the usage of 24 carats gold embraces the strength of the animal kingdom. Gold is used as the ultimate component, with its glittering empowering the image of the animal world. By using the animals of the big five Rosewood embodies the most powerful species created by nature. The skulls are being placed against an all white background, resulting into a sole focus on the force of the animal kingdom.
By combining death with the end of this power, nature’s richness will be revitalized through this series. Together with the realization that nature cannot be underestimated and is more powerful than one can imagine. Thus, should be cherished and taking care off accordingly.