Rod Kitson is an artist living and working in London. His work focuses on the act of making the art rather than aiming for perfect outcomes.
Rod has been exhibiting since 2016. In 2019 he repurposed a disused shop in a shopping centre in South London to install a life-size replica of his studio flat made from 190 1sq-ft oil paintings. He set up a studio in the space and invited visitors to make their own work in the manner he made his – and sell it alongside his at the same price.
In 2020 year he hosted three hugely successful art projects at his pop-up gallery-shop. The first was a lockdown-themed group exhibition in which 140 artists took part, before a workshop-based show where members of the public helped him create a living room made out of cardboard using waste materials produced by the shopping centre that houses it. And in December he brought together 160 artists of all ages, backgrounds and experience levels, for Class of 2020 – ‘a retrospective of a surreal year’.