Bigindicator

ROSE MASTERPOL

Profile  |  Artworks  |  Exhibitions  |  Network  |  Awards  |  Reviews  |  Blog  |  Comments
20120303041046-2012-oculus-lr
OCULUS (SOLD) Acrylic / Ink 48 X 36 Inches © yes
20120524170024-2012-provocateur-lr
PROVOCATEUR (SOLD), 2012 Acrylic / Ink 60 X 46 Inches © ©
20110413094454-mind_jungle-lr
Mind Jungle (SOLD), 2011 Acrylic/Charcoal/Graphite 48x60 © yes
20120604211233-2012-kimono-lr
KIMONO (SOLD) Acrylic / Ink 60 X 48 Inches © yes
20130405231519-bodega_zm
Bodega (SOLD) Acrylic On Canvas 48x48 Inches
20120524171013-2012-dames-lr
DAMES, 2012 Acrylic / Ink 60 X 60 © ©
20120327025410-2012-grail-lr
GRAIL (SOLD), 2012 Acrylic / Ink 60 X 48 Inches © ©
20120306041102-2012-everest-lr
AGONY AND ASHES (SOLD), 2012 Acrylic / Ink 60 X 48 Inches © ©
20120303042154-2012-maternity_lr
MATERNITY (SOLD), 2012 Acrylic / Ink 48 X 36 Inches © ©
20120303042418-2012-emoticon_ii-lr
EMOTICON II (SOLD), 2012 Acrylic / Ink 72 X 36 Inches © ©
20120303041601-emoticon_-lr
EMOTICON (SOLD), 2012 Acrylic / Ink 60 X 48 Inches © ©
20120127011510-2012-hero-lr
HERO (SOLD), 2012 Acrylic / Ink 60 X 48 Inches © ©
20120127010654-2012-blue_mood-lr
BLUE MOOD (SOLD), 2012 Acrylic / Ink 72 X 48 Inches © ©
20120107181447-2011-_the_dream-lr
THE DREAM (SOLD), 2012 Acrylic / Ink 48 X 72 Inches © YES
20111106164808-2011-new_2-lr
GLADIATOR, 2011 Acrylic / Ink 60 X 48 Inches © ©
20111120143031-2011-new_9-lr
ODE TO BARCELONA (SOLD), 2011 Acrylic / Ink 58 X 44 Inches © yes
20120107182140-2012-chanel-lr
CHANEL (SOLD), 2012 Acrylic / Ink 48 X 36 Inches © YES
20120307042527-2011-meditation-2-lr
MEDITATION (SOLD) Acrylic / Ink 60 X 48 Inches © yes
20120107181725-2012-matrix-lr
MATRIX (SOLD), 2012 Acrylic / Ink 72 X 48 Inches © YES
20111106165043-2011-new_7-lr
MATRIARCH, 2011 Acrylic / Ink 52 X 44 Inches © ©
20120307042705-2011-guernicopia-2-lr
GUERNICOPIA (SOLD) Acrylic / Ink 36 X 72 Inches © yes
20110314184256-2011-kensho-lr
Kensho (SOLD), 2011 Acrylic/Charcoal/Graphite 60 X 48 X 2.5 Inches © yes
20120307042848-2011-satori-2-lr
Satori (SOLD), 2011 Acrylic/Charcoal/Graphite 60 X 48 X 2.5 Inches © yes
20100827102001-2010-barcelona-hr
Barcelona - SOLD, 2010 Acrylic/Charcoal/Graphite 40x50 © yes
20110413090944-2011-arc_de_triomf-lr
Arc de Triomphe - SOLD, 2011 Acrylic/Charcoal/Graphite 48x60 © yes
20110314184004-2010-thunderclap-lr
Thunderclap (SOLD), 2011 Acrylic/Charcoal/Graphite 60 X 48 X 2.5 Inches © yes
20110413090008-2011-avant_orange-lr
Avant Orange (SOLD), 2011 Acrylic/Charcoal/Graphite 60 X 48 X 2.5 Inches © yes
20111120152655-2011-time-lr
Time (SOLD), 2011 Acrylic/Charcoal/Graphite 46x57
20110726123644-2011-moulin_rouge-lr_
Moulin Rouge - SOLD, 2011 Acrylic/Charcoal/Graphite 36 X 36 © ©
20100827102213-opus-2010-lrsmall
OPUS - SOLD, 8-2010 Acrylic/Charcoal/Graphite 48x60 © yes
20110614105318-2011-musicbox-lr
MUSICBOX (SOLD), 2011 Acrylic/Charcoal/Graphite 46 X 52 © ©
20110614105909-2011-no
NO. 24 (SOLD), 2011 Acrylic/Charcoal/Graphite 46 X 54 © ©
20110614105706-no
NO. 19 - SOLD, 2011 Acrylic/Charcoal/Graphite 42 X 52 © ©
20110614110048-2011-overture-lr
Overture (SOLD), 2011 Acrylic/Charcoal/Graphite 46 X 52 © ©
20110314180301-2011-moonstruck-lr
Moonstruck - SOLD, 2011 Acrylic/Charcoal/Graphite 60x40 © yes
Bold_untitled_09
BOLD UNTITLED - SOLD, 2009 Acryic On Canvas 68x48
20111120142510-2011-don_quixote-lr
Don Quixote (SOLD), 2011 Acrylic/Charcoal/Graphite 60 X 72 X 2.5 Inches © yes
20101007130807-2010-creamsicle-lr
Creamsicle Sun (SOLD), 2010 Acrylic/Charcoal/Graphite 46x58 © yes
No_9_completion_sm
NO. 9 - SOLD, 2007 Acrylic/Charcoal/Graphite 60x36 © yes
Transient_2006_sm
Transient - SOLD, 2006 Acrylic/Charcoal/Graphite 76x40 © yes
Structures_of_life
Structures of Life - SOLD, 2007 Acrylic/Charcoal/Graphite 60x36 © yes
Urban_harmony_sm
Urban Harmony - SOLD, 2007 Acrylic/Charcoal/Graphite 64x58 © yes
Nuetral_ground_sm
Neutral Ground, 2007 Acrylic/Charcoal/Graphite 60x48 © yes
Marevlous_small
Marvelous (SOLD), 2008 Acrylic/Charcoal/Graphite 38x48 © yes
Urban_stain
Urban Stain - SOLD, 2007 Acrylic/Charcoal/Graphite 48x60 © yes
Blueprint_08_lr
Blueprint, 2008 Acrylic,Charcoal,Graphite 48 X 60 © yes
Daybreak_3-08_small
Daybreak, 2008 Acrylic/Charcoal/Graphite 60x48 © yes
Justice_2007sm
Justice - SOLD, 2007 Acrylic/Charcoal/Graphite 58x16 © yes
Img_5631best
ADDICTION - SOLD, 2010 Acrylic/Charcoal/Graphite 60x 44
20101007130115-objective_5005-hr_2
Objective - SOLD, 2005 Acrylic/Charcoal/Graphite 44x59 © yes
Divinity
Divinity - SOLD, 1996 Acrylic/Charcoal/Graphite 7ft X 3ft © yes
20120604210039-2012-femme_fatale-lr
FEMME FATALE (SOLD) Acrylic / Ink 60 X 48 Inches © yes
20120604210257-2012-prisoner_60x72-lr
PRISONER Acrylic / Ink © yes
20120604210459-2012-eros-lr
EROS (SOLD) Acrylic / Ink © yes
20120604210614-2012-dominion_ii_lr
DOMINION II (SOLD), 2012 Acrylic / Ink © YES
20120604210752-2012-harlem-lr
HARLEM Acrylic / Ink © yes
20120604210915-2012-enigma-lr
ENIGMA Acrylic / Ink 60 X 48 Inches © yes
20120806195401-2012_spiritus_lr
SPIRITUS (SOLD), 2012 Acrylic / Ink 60 X 48 © ©
20120929224700-2012-spiritus_iv-lr
Spiritus IV (SOLD), 2012 Acrylic / Ink 48x36 © ©
20121220213330-2012-poem_hunter_lr
POEM HUNTER (SOLD), 2012 Acrylic / Ink 48 X 60 © ©
20121220213430-2012-altered_image-lr
ALTERED IMAGE (SOLD), 2012 Acrylic / Ink 48x48 © ©
20130919200928-170066_1738061258608_4980469_o
Quick Facts
Birthplace
New York
Lives in
Santa Fe
Schools
CalArts (California Institute of the Arts)
Representing galleries
Gallery Orange, Artful Sol Gallery, Glave Kocen Gallery, WallspaceLA, Artamo Gallery, McLarry Modern
Tags
Masterpol pop surrealism, Painter, abstract-expressionism, canvas, surrealism mixed-media mixed-media landscape modern, abstract surrealism, canvas/acrylic, abstract, figurative, conceptual, surrealism, modern, traditional, exhibition/performance
MASTERPOL BIO

 

ROSE MASTERPOL: DOUBLE STYLE

By Peter Frank

In her work of the past three years Rose Masterpol has been oscillating between a drawn line, animated by color as well as its own flagellating trail, and a more painterly stroke that provides given expanses with texture as well as hue. The drawn line assumes a rhythmic animation akin to graffiti writing and on occasion even cartoon caricature, seeming almost choreographed. Here Masterpol, deliberately or not, proposes a translation of hip-hop and other urban dance into non-objective painting, perhaps even a kind of notation; certainly, she is re-purposing the energy of the “street” to painterly effect.

That level of energy carries over into Masterpol’s larger, even more ambitious canvases; but in these, she puts aside the self-conscious project of contemporary reflection and allows herself the luxury of pure painting. If the “drawn” paintings manifest a vigorous but studied response to pop culture, the “painted” paintings embody Masterpol’s equally fervent but entirely spontaneous response to artists who have come before her. She cites Joan Mitchell, Pollock, Picasso, De Kooning, Kline, and Motherwell as models, and their influence is readily apparent. Masterpol recapitulates that influence with remarkable intelligence and sensitivity: these are genuine, unabashed Abstract Expressionist works right down to their Surrealist reliance on the impulsive mark and their Cubist articulation of space.

The irony is that Masterpol’s more “historic” painting is, if anything, less studied than her more “contemporary” work. When she responds to the bold moves and bright contrasts of today’s pop idioms she picks up on their stylizations no less than on their power; she reflects the fact that, even while they depend on boundless invention, the popular arts allow their artists limited freedom. Like any good pop artist, Masterpol capitalizes on such restraint by playing off it, letting restricted modality amplify her inventiveness.

For truly liberated painting, however, she turns to a tradition of liberty that she can only inherit from fellow painters. In this regard, Masterpol proceeds in the wake of her influences with voluble confidence, studying and “feeling” rather than simply imitating their imagery or their method. Indeed, she comprehends the examples of De Kooning, Picasso, et al, as just that – examples of spirit, more important to her for their attitude than for their manner. She has learned from them, for instance, to pace herself across a visual field – but the pace she maintains is entirely her own. She has learned to segue strategically from color to color rather than simply dump paint in various areas – but the colors result from her own perception, and her segues embody her own sensibility. With every lesson learned, Masterpol finds herself more profoundly as a painter.

Rose Masterpol would seem to be two painters in one. In fact, she is one painter paying attention to two modes of expression. Both those modes are urgent and convincing, and she responds to both with insight, conviction, and unmistakable personality. Those two modes would seem to have little to say to each other; but, like someone brought up bi-lingually, Masterpol speaks both with poetic fluency and effortless translation, finding – and building – vivid connections between them.                                                                       

Los Angeles/December 2013

 

STATEMENT

STATEMENT (ongoing)

I work in a series format which allows myself and the work to progress and never stop evolving. I literally use a jumping-off-a-bridge into the abyss modus. In there I compose, allow, surrender and give birth to something unsuspecting. I relinquish thought so something else can emerge, something unexplainable. The stuff in—between existence and non-existence is my playground. The work is explicit without using any vocabulary, for there are only so many words to describe or classify what we already know and live by. Discussing my work is difficult precisly for that very reason. For me my work is that of a guttural feeling, not thought. Because I am highly sensitive, vulnerable and emotional, I am vastly open to possibilities that are not otherwise present or available. I love the way I feel when I am painting, it is a true reflection of who I really am, inside—out. Painting makes me feel stable...not alone, I feel a heightened sense of self like no other time. In the end, the result is a self-actualized breathing entity, which is a part of the whole (body of work), kind of like how the universe works.

 

 

Management:

Jessica Junyent
310.666.9246
jessicajunyent@aol.com
 

 

GALLERY REPRESENTATION:


VAIL, COLORADO

Artful Sol Gallery
183 Gore Creek Dr. Suite 6
Vail, Colorado, 81657
artfulsol.com

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

WALLSPACE LA
607 N. La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
wallspacela.com


SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO

McLarry Modern
225 Canyon Road
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501                                                                                                      
mclarrymodern.com  


SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA

Artamo Gallery
11 West Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara, California 93101
artamogallery.com                                        


NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA

Gallery Orange
819 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70116
gallery-orange.com


RICHMOND, VIRGINIA

Glave Kocen Gallery
1620 West Main Street
Richmond, VA 23220
glavekocengallery.com