Rone in his studio, June 2012.
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Studio visit with Rone leading up to his exhibition titled, Fall From Grace at Backwoods Gallery.
Fall from Grace explores the idea of personal change through the rise and fall of a modern heroine, utilising the textures of hand painted signage, torn bill posters and deteriorating walls to symbolise the evolution of his lead character; how beauty can hide the darkest scars; how behind every light there is darkness. Inspired by recent travels through the faded beauty of Miami and Cuba, he draws on a palette of muted colours to pay homage of the 1980s – a time when style, questionable or otherwise, was all that mattered.
“We all have moments in our lives that make us who we are,” says Rone of the message at the heart of Fall from Grace. The scale of the works may not reach the epic heights he’s already reached on walls in London, Paris and Hawaii this year, but the scale of his ambition is as impressive as ever.