Norbord’s SterlingOSB, described as the “bare” engineered wood panel, has been used by artist Richard Yeomans.
The material which can be used on retail displays, office refurbishments, restaurant bars and seating is said to be suitable for designers aspiring for an earthy scheme and can be used to replace a traditional canvas.
Richard Yeomans has recently used the textured panel to explore abstract and futuristic styles. He is said to have started experimenting with SterlingOSB when he had leftover pieces from a building work and discovered the benefits of painting on the material.
Richard commented: “I use spray paint which can look a bit flat on canvas; the fact that OSB is an industrial product gives these paintings a great street look. People go to a gallery or see something hanging on a wall in a home and expect to see art. But it might be just a little surprise to see the paintings on an everyday building material, such as OSB. I try not to hide the material too much; I want it to be quite obvious that it’s been painted on OSB, as if it has been removed from a wall outside and brought in.”
More of Richard’s artwork on SterlingOSB can be viewed at http://www.ryeomans.com/.