Shelley Rose

Shelley Rose began his artistic career in the early 70’s. He worked as a printmaker for the distinguished artist Michael Rothenstein RA, printing editions at Argus Studios for Business Art Gallery and Christie’s Contemporary Art. He also taught in London at both Goldsmiths College and Central Saint Martins.

He lives in Kent and works from his studio based there. Shelley has become renowned for his enigmatic silkscreen circle works of art. He also specialises in abstract print, still life and landscape photography all of which has emerged from observation of light and light phenomena.

In 2005 Shelley Rose won the John Purcell Paper Award for Outstanding Printmaking and in 2009 The Aberystwyth Purchase Prize.

Move To White, one of his enigmatic silkscreen's from Shelley’s Circle series, has been taken into the British Museum Department of Prints and Drawings, there are only three such collections in the world. This contains the National Collection of Western prints and drawings and includes works by artists such as Michaelangelo, Goya through to modern day work by Norman Ackroyd and David Hockney.

Jenny Ramkalawon, curator of the British Museum collection stated that
'Shelley's work is a wonderful addition to our collection'.

Shelley also had one other of his silkscreen prints, 'Black Light' purchased by the CSM Museum and Study Collection of the University of the Arts London, a rich art and design collection including work by Central Saint Martins staff and alumni. 

Exhibitions include:
The Royal Academy, Somerset House and Mall Galleries London.


Original 1/1 artwork is only available exclusively through Beumée Contemporary Fine Art.

Commissions available.


The Hadron Experience

Original 1/1 Serigraphic Triptych
size - 282 x 90cm (each - 90 x 90cm)
Presented in a bespoke open box frame, set and faced in copper leaf.

'The Speed Limit Of The Universe'

Artist statement and inspiration about this work:

The scientific experiment conducted at Cern in 2008 referred to as Large Hadron Collider (LHC) fired two high-energy particle beams close to the speed of light in opposite directions. This truly must be the most exciting experiment ever.

The Hadron suite is a sharp mix of the beautiful and the brutal, depicting unique properties of Light and Matter. Thus providing us with an insight into the very origins of mankind. Albeit invisible to the naked eye!

My challenge, therefore was to attempt to visualise this momentous occasion when the particles were in collision.

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