Laura Von Rosk
Landscape is the source for the images I paint. The
paintings may be about a specific place, or a certain experience of a place.
inspired by other artists - most recently works by European early Renaissance
masters. My paintings are not actual landscapes, but are constructed. Forms are
repeated, emphasized, manipulated, or invented. There is a tension between form
and whatís going on in the real world. And the form (lakes, rivers, dips,
ditches, open fields, etc.) isnít just a product of what I see, but combines
what I know about constructing paintings with some deep and as yet unconscious
memory system with what I see in the landscape. The works are intuitive. The
forms can be symbolic, and are open to interpretation.
The paintings are small in scale, (average dimensions 12
inches). My goal is to create an intimate experience of vast, expansive space.
By using the elements of the landscape I hope to create a kind of new reality,
where memory is mixed and intertwined with an emotional response, to produce a
different psychological experience, and a new interpretation of place.