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OMR
Mexico City
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“I never choose painting, it chooses me,” says contemporary painter Christian Rosa. Though he has also worked in photography and film, he concentrates on producing the abstract, large-scale, mixed-media-on-canvas compositions for which he is known. While his earlier paintings featured dense, heavily worked surfaces, his more recent ones are radically pared-down. Against the raw ground of unprimed canvas, he floats geometric shapes, scribbled patches, lines, and other marks that seem casually made. He uses materials including oil stick, pencil, charcoal, spray paint, and resin, incorporating the occasional pop of bright color into his otherwise largely monochromatic compositions. For Rosa, the best part of painting is not necessarily success but rather, as he explains, “the dark side: failing, getting back on your feet, and confronting problems in the best way so people be like, WTF, this shit looks awesome.”

Selected exhibitions
2020
Galería OMR at Art Basel Hong Kong 2020OMR
Galería OMR at Frieze London 2020OMR
Galería OMR at Art Basel OVR: Miami BeachOMR
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Pattibons trick, 2015

Charcoal, oil paint, pencil and resin on canvas
118 1/10 × 177 1/5 in
300 × 450 cm
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$75,000 - 100,000
Location
Mexico City
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OMR
Mexico City
Medium
Signature
Sticker label
Certificate of authenticity
Included

“I never choose painting, it chooses me,” says contemporary painter Christian Rosa. Though he has also worked in photography and film, he concentrates on producing the abstract, large-scale, mixed-media-on-canvas compositions for which he is known. While his earlier paintings featured dense, heavily worked surfaces, his more recent ones are radically pared-down. Against the raw ground of unprimed canvas, he floats geometric shapes, scribbled patches, lines, and other marks that seem casually made. He uses materials including oil stick, pencil, charcoal, spray paint, and resin, incorporating the occasional pop of bright color into his otherwise largely monochromatic compositions. For Rosa, the best part of painting is not necessarily success but rather, as he explains, “the dark side: failing, getting back on your feet, and confronting problems in the best way so people be like, WTF, this shit looks awesome.”

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