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2019 Artists

ALAN ROSE

Alan Rose

My work depicts ordinary people in everyday situations, but with a quirky, offbeat point of view. While my paintings are not exactly whimsical, they are definitely playful, with a healthy dose of gravity.

I produce cartoony worlds in which ambiguity is in sharp focus. I like to create settings where the unclear is clearly happening and the unrecognizable seems vaguely familiar. I use outlined imagery that is flat and constrained, a style that suits my preference for edgy but droll humor. What begins as scribbly doodles on scraps of paper slowly evolves into controlled images precisely painted on canvas. I like my paintings to be enigmatic but accessible, thought-provoking, and a little off the wall.


 Acrylic
Community: Reed/Sellwood/Woodstock
Studio Number: 72
(503) 771-7531 | alan@alanrosestudio.com
Website: www.alanrosestudio.com
Facebook: Alan Rose.54
Instagram: AlanRoseArt

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