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Kathryn Rose

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Trained as a traditional oil painter, I paint photorealistic portraits with a whimsical twist. I am a graduate of Parsons: The New School of Design in NYC and am a full time painter based in Brooklyn.

The often barely visible things in my work are where the stories and commentary are hidden. Throughout all of my pieces scale is used as a way to stretch the limits of imagination and to put emphasis on certain ideas or themes. Each painting displays a large, central figure that acts as a theatre for tiny painted creatures to perform stories. Typically beside each piece a magnifying glass is hung in order see the minutely painted details. I am currently working on a new series which approaches the topic of women in relation to wallpaper and roses, and women’s ability to excite change and lessen violence. For the past year, I has been in the process of writing a novel titled, Roblet. The word “roblet” is a verb that is no longer used in the English language meaning to lead astray. Her book serves as the background for many of her pieces.

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