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My Portfolio

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KEVIN ROLPH

LAUNCESTON

CORNWALL

PL15 7BP

07883071846

KROLPH1@PCA.AC.UK



I HAVE NOW COMPLETED MY THIRD YEAR BA (HONS) FINE ARTS DEGREE AND COMPLETED THE LEVEL ZERO EXTENDED DEGREE IN PAINTING DRAWING AND PRINT MAKING IN 2015.

HAVING SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED THE FIRST TWO YEARS OF MY DEGREE I AM CURRENTLY WORKING ON MY FINAL END OF YEAR DEGREE SHOW.




2016- 2017   

KARST GALLERY TECHNICIAN INTERNSHIP PLYMOUTH


2016

TEA HOUSE SCULPTURE

HOLBELT AND WINTER INSTALLATION NORTHWEST CAMBRIDGE DEVELOPMENT


2018

FINISH

THE TEA HOUSE INSTALLATION FOR THE OPENING OF THE NORTHWEST CAMBRIDGE DEVELOPMENT


2008 - 2010

DUCHY COLLEGE

STOKE CLIMSLAND



STUDENT

TWO YEAR ART A LEVEL COURSE




2006 - 2007

DUCHY COLLEGE

STOKE CLIMSLAND



STUDENT

ONE YEAR ART COURSE




2001-2002

KENSEY VALE MEATS

LAUNCESTON



HANDY MAN/ BUILDER/PAINTER DECORATOR/ GENERAL REPAIR MAN

PAINTER/ DECORATOR

TO IMPROVE THE OVERALL LOOK OF FACTORY, REPAIR ANYTHING THAT NEEDED REPAIRING,

BUILD OF NEW FREEZER ROOMS, CONSTRUCTION OF NOISE REDUCTION WALLS ETC.






1989-2000


DRIVER FOR VARIOUS HGV COMPANIES INCLUDING JEWSON’S AS A DELIVERY DRIVER USING HIAB CRANE GRAB AND HOOK






CORNWALL




MULTI DROP DELIVERY DRIVER

LONG DISTANCE HGV DRIVER

LORRY DRIVER OF ROLL ON ROLL OFF 30-YARD SKIPS FOR D.R.S. DEMOLITION COMPANY WORKING ON THE FOOT AND MOUTH OUTBREAK.


1981-1984


WITH ONE OTHER PERSON, I SET UP AN UNEMPLOYED DROP IN CENTRE (DOLDRUMS) AND AN UNEMPLOYED WORK SHOP (THE ATTIC WORKSHOP) IN BODMIN.  WE WORKED WITH VARIOUS AGENCIES IN AND AROUND THE TOWN.  THE AIM WAS TO OPEN A WORKSHOP WHERE THE UNEMPLOYED COULD SHARE THEIR SKILLS WITH OTHER UNEMPLOYED. WE HAD MANY TOOLS DONATED AFTER A RADIO INTERVIEW WITH RADIO CORNWALL AND ALSO THE CO-OP GAVE US TWO ROOMS, IN ONE OF THEIR BUILDINGS RENT AND ELECTRIC FREE FOR 3 YEARS IN BODMIN. WE REPAIRED AND REUPHOLSTERED FURNITURE FOR THE UNEMPLOYED, AND ALSO MADE STONECAST AND RESIN CHESS SETS AND SOLD THEM, SENT TEAMS OUT TO DECORATE PEOPLES HOUSE AND TO DO THEIR GARDENING, MAKING PROPS, SCENERY AND BACK DROPS FOR THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS BODMIN OPERATIC SOCIETY. IN FACT, ANYTHING THAT NEEDED REPAIRING WE USUALLY HAD A PERSON WITH THE RELEVANT SKILLS WE WOULD SEND OUT TO DO THE REPAIRS.


PRIOR TO THIS, L HAVE WORKED IN GARAGES, BUILDING SITES, AND L DID A TWO-YEAR COURSE OF ALL FORMS OF WELDING, PAINTS AND CAR BODYWORK.  I ALSO WORKED AT A LITHOGRAPH PRINTER’S WHERE L LEARNT HOW TO CLEAN AND SET UP THE LITHOGRAPH MACHINES AND RUN OFF PRINTS.




2014-2016

PLYMOUTH COLLEGE OF ART

PLYMOUTH

FIRST YEAR OF BA (HONS) FINE ARTS

I WON A SCHOLARSHIP FROM PLYMOUTH COLLEGE OF ART FOR MY DEGREE, TO COVER THE ENTIRE COURSE

I WAS ELECTED AS THE STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE FOR YEAR ONE (2015-2016).


I HAVE A PASSION FOR SEA FISHING, BOAT AND SHORE AND THIS GIVES ME A LOT OF INSPIRATION FOR MY ART. I ENJOY ALL SPORTS IN PARTICULAR FOOTBALL. I AM FLEXIBLE AND HARD-WORKING AND AM SOCIABLE, AND ALSO ENJOY WORKING AS A PART OF A TEAM.

Although I use a variety of materials and processes throughout my work, my methodology always stays the same. The nature of my art slowly works into the heads of my fans. Once they recognize a general pattern, they are able to break away and observe the work with newly objective eyes. Below you can find examples of my style and artistic methods within my current and some past collections.

 
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Resurrected Figure Head (Seahorse)


Seahorse arises from the decay of found steel fallen from the wrecks

of boats in and around Plymouth, and from the rocky shores and

creeks of the sound. The wrecks of fishing boats leave a reminder of

the once proud fishing fleet of Plymouth and the decay of the local

Industry. This is reflected by the rotting hulks that lay on their sides

abandoned ton the elements. Each wreck tells its own story, of the

rise of the fleet and its fall into decay. Seahorse rises out of the decay

as a figurehead to the memory of another time.


                                                                                                    Kevin Rolph

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Detritus

Detritus brings together debris and waste found in a local scrap yard. This includes old red bricks, slate, lime, steel rust, iron rust, aluminium corrosion, brass corrosion, and red fire bricks. These materials were then scraped crushed and ground with a mortise and pestle into fine particles. These particles were then blended with Poly (vinyl alcohol) PVA as a binder and turned into homemade paints.

My canvas is a car bonnet, my subject is the environment and ecology my aim is to paint and create from the waste and corrosion a scene of recycling from those very materials that are being recycled. I want to make the viewer think about pollution and waste in a bid to make the world more sustainable.


Kevin Rolph

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A Modern Artist

ENTER THE WORLD OF KEVIN ROLPH ART

Come and explore Kevin Rolph Fine Art known as ChelskiFineArt

 

GALLERY

The Fragility of Natural Materials against man made materials.

Home made water colors from found pigment. Depicting the industrial revolution and the start of mans nightmare with waist products like plastic which the sail is made from.

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KEVIN ROLPH

Artist

Kevin Rolph is a 3rd year fine art student curently studying at Plymouth College of Art. Recyclable Artist Kevin Rolph is mainly concerned with our fragile environment and creating art works using found and recycled materials multiple times which differ from the last. His aim is to make art which creates thought and debate about our environment and our need to look after our fragile environment and ecology. Inspired by the South west’s beautiful landscape and wild changing seas, you’ll find him exploring and experimenting with found items wood, plastic, steel, even stone in the pursuit of bigger and better installations and sculptures which will emphasise the importance of reusing materials over and over again to maintain and create a more sustainable planet.

 

Paints made with found pigments

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CONTACT ME

Thank you for your interest. For any inquiries, commission requests or studio visits, please contact ChelskiFineArt today.

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Launceston PL15, UK

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