In Habit of Being, London-based artist, Charlotte Rose, evokes a sense of consumer nostalgia for 20th century advertising to explore how flagrant lies were once used to sell cigarettes.
In a homage to old advertising, Rose has created her collage using black and white magazine ads from French magazines from the 60s and 70s. The Marlboro branding is hand-applied gold leaf.
Rose reveals: ‘I’m interested in how, as time progresses and the population awakens to the hidden dangers of products once portrayed as their friend, the branding and the culture around it begin to fall away.’
This hand-finished original piece is signed by the artist.
Size (cm): 120 x 80
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Hand Finished: Yes
Medium: French Magazine Collage with Gold Leaf
Edition Type: Original
Edition Size: 1
Size (cm): 120 x 80
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About the artist
Charlotte Rose is a self-taught artist residing in North London. In 2021, Rose held her debut solo show, ‘I Quit Last Week’, which centred around nostalgic branding from the late 20th century.
The sell-out show featured 15 large-scale acrylic on plywood paintings. The aim of the exhibition was to prescribe new truths to old illusions, with each piece being an exploration of the ‘dream sold by ad companies to sell poisonous goods.’
Rose’s extensive social network and soaring profile has brought her work to the attention of celebrities, including Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Yung Blud, both of whom have commissioned work from her. Via her art, Rose intends to evoke consumer nostalgia, while challenging its intention.