Artist Rosanna Dean paints motifs that are at once meditative and yet sometimes terrifying orgiastic scenes. Bundles of bodies intertwine and merge, faceless and yet comforting, familiar and recognisable as fragments of our own psyche and memory.
Some of the larger pieces use a kaleidoscopic mandala format, shock forcing a visible love of Renaissance art through an Eastern geometric pattern. Each section repeats. Similar, but not quite the same. A Groundhog Day in which one is left repeatedly in familiar territory, but with bewildering differences. One goes around the canvas starting the journey again, and again, often in decomposition and distortion.
Or, in Rosanna’s own humble words. ‘It’s just paint’.