<em>Diamonds & Pearls (Liz)</em>, 2016. Oil on canvas, 60" x 60"

<em>Double Geishas</em> 2016. Oil on aluminum, 60" x 48".

<em>Jackie</em> 2017. Oil on canvas, 36" x 36".

Jack Rosenberg

“My art reflects the complex and many-faceted aesthetic pleasures that the tradition of painting offers me. My recent work, which has many faces—both literally and metaphorically—is a hybrid of traditional and contemporary values and concerns. The process of painting challenges me to seek, identify and bring forth something special. Each finished painting is a unique statement and has a “voice” of its own. The varied portraits and figures that I include are brought into my own kind of painted language, layered with conceptual and perceptual revelations. I use traditional and reliable materials: mostly oil paint on canvas or panel. My working methods are also consistent and I begin each work by working from life, photos and/or found images. The variety of my finished paintings reflects my exploratory processes and the many varied and searching interactions I have with each work in progress. It is an evolutionary process without a pre-determined outcome. I have a general idea of what I want to accomplish; the canvas has its own idea of what it wants to be; and at some point we come to a mutual agreement. My individual works morph into sequences and series, often generating a variety of sizes and iterations. In turn, each new series takes me into new territory, leading me—both intuitively and intellectually—towards my next body of work.”

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