Joint winners of the Fine Art Trade Guild’s Best New Artist award in 2009, Chris and Steve Rocks represent a unique phenomenon in the world of fine art. Twin brothers who were born only seven minutes apart, they have created an extraordinary artistic partnership, due to a closeness and understanding that is beyond the imagination of most of us. They have worked together throughout their lives, and each of their striking oils on canvas is a true collaboration both in terms of technique and approach – a united response from both artists.
Chris and Steve studied a range of artistic disciplines at school, foundation and university levels, including fine art, ceramics, design, interior design, life drawing, metal sculpture, 3D design, fashion design and photography. Despite their passion for fine art, it was not until they began to exhibit their work successfully in the north of England that they realised their own potential; they were soon selling to private buyers all over the country and attracting a huge amount of media coverage.
The stunning abstract images that these extraordinary brothers produce are inspired by the overwhelming power of nature. While exploring the effects of light on land, sky and water, they aim to capture a moment in time, a unique and therefore unrepeatable experience. Their intention is to make the viewer aware that in art, as in life, everything is constantly changing. The passion and intensity of each piece reflects both their individual artistic aims and their personal journey through life. Sometimes difficult, often fascinating, but never dull.