Liverpool Cathedral: ‘Stations of the Resurrection’ by Rob Floyd
Venue: Liverpool Cathedral
Saturday 2 April 2016 at 16.00
Stations of the Resurrection Exhibition Launch Event with the artist Rob Floyd at Liverpool Cathedral
Exhibition runs Wednesday 30 March – Sunday 15 May 2016
The exhibition, commissioned by Liverpool Cathedral, follows on from the widely acclaimed ‘Stations of the Cross’ cycle the artist previously created for Manchester Cathedral.
‘Painting has always been my means to engage with the Divine’
Rob Floyd said “The Stations of the Resurrection is far less well known or, indeed, established than the Stations of the Cross, perhaps this extra layer of mystery appealed. Certainly Liverpool Cathedral being the Cathedral Church of the Risen Christ made the idea of the project feel right.”
The impressive art series has been created with the artist’s preferred medium, oil on canvas. Rob said “For me oil paint has a visceral, living, even mystical property which I feel has an incredible power and, indeed, life of its own.”
Of the subject matter, Rob continues “Painting has always been my means with which to attempt to engage with the Divine. From as early as I can remember I have always felt that the world is inherently full of meaning and I’m thankful that I have never been touched with that modern ‘existential angst’ of being all alone in a meaningless universe.
Having the opportunity to directly engage in producing a Stations of the Cross cycle and now the Stations of the Resurrection has been an incredible opportunity and an amazing journey, both in terms of my artistic and spiritual development. I have been shown great kindness and support from the cathedral which has been quite overwhelming.”