Rory Strudwick

How to Break a Hue

The overall theme of my work centres on the behaviour of colour through light, by exploring shape, colour composition and colour mixing.However, this project introduces the notion of ‘word play’ within my work. Each piece is named a verb/noun that inspire the forms relative to a set of sample lighting gels used in theatre production.Each title then reflects my adaption of the initial lighting gel forms in relation to specifically the word ‘Break’ in the exhibition title.These interpretations of forms then follow the common notion within this show. A concept of ‘broken hues’ i.e. a colour with a mix of all 3 primary hues in any proportion.Broken hueoften result as a darker earthy colour or understandably, not a pure hue.As you can see in the artworks, this visual conversation between colours manifests itself through the layering of translucent inks.And thus tell the story of breaking a hue through visual ques.
Since pursuing a creative career I have focused my interest and centred my work around notions of colour and perception. I am specifically curious in concepts of light and space, textile screen printing, the process of dyeing, colour theory and how these interact with environmental consciousness. Deriving inspiration from the process itself and drawing influence from the Bauhaus. My work considers varying aspects of the broad spectrum of colour.

 Slice by Rory Strudwick.  Acrylic and oil on paper 40x30cm.

 Smother by Rory Strudwick.  Acrylic and oil on paper 40x30cm.

Isolation by Rory Strudwick.  Acrylic and oil on paper 40x30cm.
Fell by Rory Strudwick.  Paper screen-print 50x35cm.

Fall by Rory Strudwick.  Paper screen-print 50x35cm.

Split by Rory Strudwick.   Heavy linen screen-print 70x140cm.
Peel by Rory Strudwick.  Heavy linen screen-print 90x140cm.
Glitch by Rory Strudwick.  Heavy linen screen-print 80x140cm
Fall by Rory Strudwick.  Heavy linen screen-print 90x140cm