Bigindicator

Roxana Tuff

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Juventud, 2013 Fabric Dye And Graphite 22x30 © RTuff
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Hygrophilous Gals, 2013 Fabric Dye And Graphite, Gold Leaf, Watercolor, Gesso 30x22 © RTuff
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from decay series-1, 2013 Fabric Die, Graphite 30x22 © RTuff
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From decay series-2, 2013 Fabric Die, Graphite
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Alter Ego, 2005 Mixed 22x30 © tuff
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Thelmasita, 2008 Mixed: S&H Greenstamps, Gold,Silver,Copper Leaf, Ink Transfer 31x44 © Tuff
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Portals: Escape to a similar reality, 2004 Mixed 22x30 © tuff
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Trike, 2007 Ink, Cigar Labels, Chalk, Gold Leaf 30x22 © tuff
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Who's who Ink, Graphite, Paint 20x30 © tuff
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Dreamtime standoff, 2007 Ink, Graphite, Pastel, Bronze 18x10 © tuff
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The gathering: A protective reflex, 2007 Graphite 22x30 © tuff
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Washable, 2007 Mixed 10x12 © tuff
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ponygirl, 2004 Mixed 22x30 © tuff
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Thermal Guardian, 2005 Mixed 24x18 © tuff
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over-in, 2004 Mixed 14x14 © tuff
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"Collective Sigh", 2008 Mixed 32x24 © Tuff
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Reform Act, 2009 Charcoal And Acrylic Paint 41x30 © Tuff
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Bryan, Texas
Birth year
1960
Lives in
New Braunfels, Texas
Works in
San Marcos, Texas
Schools
Southwest Texas State University, 1983, BFA painting and drawing
University of Cincinnati, 1986, MFA painting
Texas State University-San Marcos, 2000, specialization metalsmithing
Tags
Mixed, media
Statement

I'm a native Texan. I have lived in Texas most of my life, sans the years in Graduate School at the University of Cincinnati, a year in the mountains outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the months I spent in Recife, Brazil as a teenager. For 14 years I taught art in the Texas State University system. I left teaching in 2014 to explore life as an artist. I paint, draw, and make fine art jewelry. I also maintain a small cattle ranch in my “spare” time.

 I enjoy traditional media, but tend to experiment with materials and imagery to enhance tactile, conceptual, and visual qualities in my work. I'm very interested in the conflicting use of image and pattern and how the passage of time distorts ones perception of reality.

These most current graphite and acrylic pieces are a decorative experiment in juxtaposing modern patterns with vintage images in an attempt to confuse memory and emotions.

Snippets, Surfaces, and Shallow Pleasantries
It occurs to me that a large proportion of ones reality exists as a conglomerate of fleeting and possibly distorted memories that surround, inhibit, incite, consume, and sometimes inspire the moment to moment. The smallest or most isolated memory can be the thing that shifts and informs responses from day to day. Those compressed and flickering pictures become a contemplation and celebration of personal history. Beauty and ugliness, fear and abandon, longing and pure satisfaction are exposed. These visceral notions force their way into my drawings and paintings celebrating both past and present. Truth is raw curiosity of existence and a life exposed to the whim of worlds both inside the mind and one built from negotiable perceptions.