Alayna Rose

One, 2017
Oil on canvas
24 x 36 in
SKU: 12317c
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"One" is an original oil painting on canvas by Alayna Rose, signed in the lower left. In this composition, Rose has abstracted the side-profile of a head by filling it with an array of colors and shapes reminiscent of Abstract Expressionism. By combining a figural form with gestural abstraction, Rose reveals the innerworkings of the head's psyche—its thoughts and emotions, memories and recollections—as they bloom vibrantly into consciousness. The only relation that these fleeting thoughts have to one other is the shared space they occupy within the head; hence from the multitude of thoughts, emotions, and memories comes the 'one' symbolized by the head.


Artwork Size: 24" x 36"


Artist Bio:


Alayna Rose is a painter, jewelry designer and former illustrator. Her paintings are abstract, painterly, and in vibrant color. They teeter between figuration and pure non-representation, following in the legacy of the Abstract Expressionists of the mid-twentieth century. Indeed, she studied with Kenn Kwint, a nationally recognized Wisconsin painter, as well as Gary Rosine, former department chair of Cardinal Stritch University’s Visual Studies Program. She was also mentored by one of Wisconsin’s most celebrated sculptors - Mary Nohl. Her paintings and watercolors have been shown at several Midwestern institutions and she is represented by the David Barnett Gallery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Her fashion jewelry has been featured in exclusive boutiques from Hawaii to the East Coast. In 1987 she was featured as an outstanding new designer in Accessories Magazine. Her copper enameled designs have been exhibited in shows in New York City, Chicago and other major venues in the United States. Between 1990-2007 she was Vice President of a design company that specialized in illustrations for patent applications, trademarks and technical art.