Paintings – Domestic Space

In Roo Waterhouse’s honestly executed, larger than life oil paintings ordinary household items are ‘observed and paid attention to like they mattered.’

Throughout our lives we gather artefacts around us; not just for practical reasons, but also because they just feel right; comfortable. We construct our own comfort zone of familiar surroundings.

These accumulated possessions are important, however mundane and functional, and contain within them our stories; our lives. They become vessels, holding associations; memories; fragments of our identity, helping us to define what it is to be alive and to piece together our own cultural anthropology – our own context. Our attachment to objects and possessions is part of an intrinsic need to prove our existence outside our own skins and show our individuality.  ‘These are my shoes; these are the shoes I like to wear: this is me; this is who I am.’

It is this evidence which we gather around ourselves, the external proof we supply, both to those around us and to ourselves, that reassures us of our existence as individuals in the world.

Roo Waterhouse’s domestic Space paintings can be seen for sale online at Saatchi Art

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‘Untold Stories part 1’ RSW2016 oil on canvas 190x90cm

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‘Cultch 2’ RSW2016 oil on canvas 40x80cm

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‘Cultch 1’ RSW2016 oil on canvas 40x80cm

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‘The Friendly Fork’ RSW2016 oil on canvas 4x4ft

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‘Cousins’ RSW2016 oil on canvas 30x90cm

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‘Family of Four’ RSW2016 oil on canvas 90x90cm

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‘Untold Stories part 2’ RSW2016 oil on canvas 40x80cm

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‘Compartmentalisation’ RSW2014 oil on canvas 3’6″x5’3″ (SOLD)

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‘Comfort Zone’ RSW 2013, oil on canvas  5’x3’9″

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‘Reverence’ RSW 2010, oil on canvas 75″x15″,75″x30″,75″x15″ (SOLD)

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‘Ritual’ RSW 2011, oil on canvas 36”x24”

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‘Tea Break’ RSW 2010, oil on canvas 14″x14″(SOLD)

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‘Marbles’ RSW2012 20x20cm

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‘Twister’ RSW2012 30cmx30cm

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‘Windy Miller’ RSW2012 30x30cm

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‘Bendy Pat’RSW2012 40x50cm

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‘Breakfast at 61’ RSW 2009, oil on canvas 2’x3′

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‘Bunch of Utensils’ RSW 2010, oil on canvas 3’x3′

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‘Hanging Whisk’ RSW 2009, oil on canvas 4’x2′

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 ‘Aunt Tessa’s Teapot’ RSW 2009 oil on canvas 4′ x 4′ (SOLD)

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‘Keep Calm’ RSW 2010, oil on canvas 18″x24″ (SOLD)

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‘Brown Basmati‘ RSW 2011, oil on canvas 18″x24″ (SOLD)

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122‘Tool Rack’ RSW 2010, oil on canvas 12″x12″

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‘On The Line’ RSW 2010, oil on canvas 12″x12″ (SOLD)

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‘Teeth Time’ RSW 2010, oil on canvas 24″x18″

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‘Raisins’ RSW 2010, oil on canvas 14″x14″ (SOLD)

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‘Grinders’ RSW 2010, oil on canvas 10″x10″

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‘Turmeric’ RSW 2011, oil on canvas 30cmx30cm

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Find some of the above paintings for sale online at Saatchi Art

 

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