About the Artwork
Cosmos, 2019 is composed of three 3.5 metre-high slatted structures which lean into and support each other, painted black on the exterior and sprayed in a coloured gradient within. An imposing physical structure, the work encourages both a physical and aesthetic response. Says Rothschild: “The external piece is quite forbidding. Its black shiny surface is like a set of disruptive gates.”
Frequently Rothschild’s works demand the viewer to navigate their own presence in proximity to the work and the architecture of the surroundings. This work serves as a spatial interruption or threshold, reorienting the passage and behaviour of the viewer. As a mise-en-scene or backdrop for performance, Rothschild’s installations also invite the idea of the chance encounter, as spaces in which to reflect, watch, dream and act.
Copyright the artist. Courtesy Modern Art, London. Photo: Benjamin Westoby
Spray painted aluminium
350 x 370 x 340 cm