Sally Rossâ€™ delicate, awkward and highly
detailed paintings of photographs explore and exploit a diverse range
of photographic sources and representations of the natural world.
Rossâ€™ obsessive technique transforms her photographic subjects
with a dense, intricate concentration of detail - her paintingsâ€™ surfaces
are covered in a retinal blur of thousands of minute brushstrokes,
more graphic than painterly in style.
Unashamedly fascinated by pictorial tradition and
convention, Rossâ€™ artistic
influences range from early Flemish painting to Francis Picabia,
but the core of her practise feeds on the images the artist gleans
from old, often pseudo educational publications or digital photo
archives. Rossâ€™ pictures transcend their almost nostalgic point
of departure to produce an unusual inter