Michael Rose "Exploding Head 2"
Michael Rose "Exploding Head 2" 2021
Painting: Oil on Canvas, Framed
Dimensions: Artwork 15 x 18in, Framed 18.5 x 21.5in
Signed on Recto, Includes Certificate of Authenticity
Michael Rose is a painter, musician, and curator who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Rose holds an MFA in Fine Arts from The New School: Parsons (2020) and a BFA in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design (2013). He was a resident artist in the RISD European Honors Program in Rome (2012). Rose has exhibited with 28 Varick Ave (2023), Bendheim Gallery (2023), Field Projects (2022), Kellen Gallery (2021), 25 East Gallery (2019), Trestle Gallery (2014) and Circolo degli Artisti (2012). Rose has co-curated group exhibitions at 28 Varick Ave (2023) and New House (2013). Rose wrote and produced an album for synthetic piano, which was released by ArpaViva Recordings (2016). Rose is currently working on a second album, as well as the musical composition for a video art work being produced by Case (both set to release in 2023).
"My work engages with memories, alienation, humor, and the variation and range of emotional experience. In this series, sense organs emerge from a particulate haze, prismatic and atmospheric. The form is clear at times; in other moments it dissolves into its context, defined only by the thinnest film of skin pressing against the surface. What emerges is a kind of tension between the simultaneous permeability and isolation of the self and the body. Painted rapidly with oil paint on panel, canvas, linen and polyester that is often left un-stretched, the creative process is plainly unconcealed; the marks left in the margins, the hand-cut edge and spontaneous peripheral forms between paintings are part of the composition. Paint and procedures are allowed to blur and layer, resulting in an image that hovers somewhere between memory and amalgamation." - Michael Rose
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