Ismond Rosen, Civilization.
Ismond Rosen (1924–1996) was mainly self-taught. He studied at the École des Beaux-Arts and the Académie Julian in Paris.
Together with over 500 works of art, Rosen’s diverse output included television documentaries, art historical essays, fiction, major psychoanalytic and psychiatric publications, photographic exhibitions, journals and poetry.
A primary focus for Rosen was the exploration of the process of creativity. His sculptures and paintings directly informed his writings on psychoanalysis and creativity. Early studies for sculpture are included in this exhibition.
Described by the Wellcome Collection as a pioneer in the synthesis of art and science, his body of work includes innovative production techniques for stainless steel sculptures. Rosen’s work is in the collections of the Vatican, the National Portrait Gallery, the Wellcome Collection, the Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche in Berlin and the Royal Society of Medicine.
In the Gallery Café
9 October — 3 December 2015