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Ross Bisbee

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I Am Because We Are, 2014 Oil Paint on 2 Gessoed Cradled Panels 29" (when Hung It Is Two 24"H Panels Staggered by 5") X 51" (when Hung It Is Two 24"W Panels Spaced by 3" ) X 2" Inches © Ross Bisbee All Rights Reserved.
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I Am Because We Are *Detail Image*, 2014 Oil Paint on 2 Gessoed Cradled Panels Width: 51 Inches (when Hung It Is Two 24"W Panels Spaced by 3" Height: 29 Inches (when Hung It Is Two 24"H Panels Staggered by 5" Depth: 2 Inches © Ross Bisbee All Rights Reserved.
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(Non)Duality, 2013 Oil Paint on 6 Gessoed Cradled Panels 75 X 114 X 2 Inches © Ross Bisbee All Rights Reserved.
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(Non)Duality *Detail Image*, 2013 Medium: Oil Paint on 6 Gessoed Cradled Panels Width: 114 Inches Height: 75 Inches Depth: 2 Inches (each Panel Is 3' X 3' and When Installed They Are Hung With 3" in Spacing Between Them) © Ross Bisbee All Rights Reserved.
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Winds Of Change, 2013 Oil Paint on Gessoed Cradled Panel Width: 36 Inches Height: 36 Inches Depth: 1 & 3/4 Inches © Ross Bisbee All Rights Reserved.
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Winds Of Change *Detail Image*, 2013 Oil Paint on Gessoed Cradled Panel Width: 36 Inches Height: 36 Inches Depth: 1 & 3/4 Inches © Ross Bisbee All Rights Reserved.
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Forward Momentum, 2013 Oil Paint on Gessoed Cradled Panel Width: 40 Inches Height: 30 Inches Depth: 2 Inches © Ross Bisbee All Rights Reserved.
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Forward Momentum *Detail Image*, 2013 Oil Paint on Gessoed Cradled Panel Width: 40 Inches Height: 30 Inches Depth: 2 Inches © Ross Bisbee All Rights Reserved.
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Synergy, 2013 Oil Paint on Gessoed Cradled Panel Width: 36 Inches Height: 36 Inches Depth: 1 & 3/4 Inches © Ross Bisbee All Rights Reserved.
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Synergy *Detail Image*, 2013 Oil Paint on Gessoed Cradled Panel Width: 36 Inches Height: 36 Inches Depth: 1 & 3/4 Inches © Ross Bisbee All Rights Reserved.
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Vibrations, 2013 Oil Paint on Gessoed Cradled Panel Width: 24 Inches Height: 28 1/2 Inches Depth: 1 & 3/4 Inches © Ross Bisbee All Rights Reserved.
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black-and-white, white, black, commissions, Commision, abstract, sculpture, mixed-media, installation, conceptual, modern
A Little About Me & My Current Work

Originally a classically trained painter and sculptor who employed traditional academic techniques with an emphasis on academic realism and naturalism, I now work predominantly on abstract works in a variety of mediums, both traditional and non-traditional.

 My current work consists of intricate abstract paintings that are created with black oil-based paint upon primed and cradled panels, and are done entirely by freehand, without any preliminary sketches, prints, projections, or under-paintings.  

Each piece is relatively unplanned, as I try as best I can to allow for the ideas and mark makings to happen as naturally as possible. At each given moment I am not entirely sure what the final work will look like or even how the mark I am currently making will ultimately affect my ever changing idea of how to proceed. The paintings tend to grow, so to speak, slowly but surely, until they are finally 'finished.'

 Aside from being inspired by my own life experiences and philosophies, my work is also influenced by my studies of quantum mechanics, ubuntu, biology, philosophy, taoism, buddhism, ancient history, and other varied scientific and spiritual interests.  

 Key concepts and ideas that relate to my work are:

  • Ubuntu 

  • Synergy 

  • Symbiosis 

  • Fluidity 

  • Inter-connectivity 

  • Mindfulness 

  • Compassion

  • Harmony

  • Spontaneity

  • Diversity 

  • Balance 

  • Embracing change

  • And the paradox of duality and non-duality

 

 Ultimately, I would hope that my work inspires compassion, curiosity, and a sense of wonder and unity, while awakening innovative, creative, and abstract thought.

 

*Given the intricate nature of my work, it can take months to complete one piece.  Bearing that in mind, please make sure to look at the 'detail images', as they are there to help provide some additional perspective.  My paintings are really intended to be seen and interacted with in-person.  I chose to couple detail images with the full composition images, hoping to enhance your experience, while also providing a more accurate representation of my work, and the work that is put into them.