Carol Rhodes (born Edinburgh, 1959) is one of the finest painters working in Britain.
Working slowly, in oil on board, she depicts 'functional' landscapes manipulated by human activity - industry, landscaping, transport and quarrying. These terrains are distilled from imagined, observed and photographed views, with high viewpoints suggesting clarity and logic yet also unreality and disorientation. Recalling a range of art-historical precedents from early Netherlandish pictures to Indian miniatures, these paintings have an intensity and metaphoric richness that belies their apparent reserve.
Rhodes studied at Glasgow School of Art and is based in Glasgow. her works have been exhibited in shows across Scotland and around the world. Her most recent exhibit was in 2006 at the Andrew Mummery Gallery in London. She has also exhibited her work at the Brent Sikkema Gallery in New York, the Angles Gallery in Santa Monica and the Tramway Project Room in Glasgow.
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