Ros Burgin says: ‘I became a professional artist not simply because of a love of sculpture but because of a compulsion to express my strong feelings about sustainability, environment and women’s role in society. The first two areas are addressed by my use of the found object and the latter by content and context.
My work results from research triggered by my personal response to current affairs. Through my individual pieces I comment on contemporary life and express my concerns and interests about a range of subjects including social and geographical boundaries, freedom and limitations.
I use a wide variety of materials and methods and often recycle objects and materials. In recent pieces I have used musical instruments, books, coat hangers, suits, magazines, bicycle tyres, saddles, words and fishing net rollers.
My work reflects my working practice, which is best defined as post-studio. I often show work in locations which are not fine art galleries chosen because they give a particular context to the work, an additional way of reading the piece and an unexpected encounter with art for the public.’
Since graduating in 2002 from University for the Creative Arts, Ros Burgin’s work has been exhibited throughout the United Kingdom and is in private collections in the United Kingdom, Holland, France and the United States.