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Rosalind Breen  Toronto, ON, Canada

'Reoccuring dreams'
'Memory vs. Insomnia'

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About Rosalind


Rosalind Breen is an Canadian born, Toronto based artist who works with mixed media and oil paint to create large scale oil paintings and multilayer-mylar drawings. Having graduated with a BFA in Painting and Drawing from Queen’s University in Kingston, Rosalind went on to practice and show in Iceland. Having initially made plans to study digital animation, she redirected her path and indulging her combined passions for color, visceral expression and painting, by pursing practice and production in Toronto.

Rosalind Breen creates work which presents a quandary about the modern relationship between co-existence and intimacy. She creates tangled and obscured figures and faces of characters real and imagined who are intertwined in undefined bedrooms. These images reference the human experience of one to one relationships, intimacy and the increasing difficulty of find stability or trust in urban culture. She dances between the line of allowing the figures to be physically close yet completely disconnected and numb – together, yet not at all. The body is used as a metaphor with the hope that the viewer will find something familiar in depictions of how it feels to be human and flawed, while still needing to find affection and belonging.

Rosalind describes her work by saying, “Coming from a place of uncertainty, my work presents a quandary about the modern relationship between co-existence and intimacy. I create tangled and obscured figures and faces of characters real and imagined who are intertwined in undefined bedrooms. These images reference the human experience of one to one relationships, intimacy and the increasing difficulty of find stability or trust in urban culture. I dance between the line of allowing the figures to be physically close yet completely disconnected and numb – together, yet not at all. I use the body as a metaphor and it is my hope that the viewer will find something familiar in depictions of how it feels to be human and flawed, while still needing to find affection and belonging. “


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Read the excerpt explaing the artist idea..the body is a metaphor to express the disconnect people have within /without with others. Does finding yourself mean anything? We need to create ourselves working with nature. Not alienate our self lost in the world of urban industrial meaningless wondering about our existence...love, laugh and live.

If you like Dante's Inferno

POWERFUL!!!

Amazing work. Very impressive.

Beautiful, passionate, complex.
Blown away.

um......wow... its beautiful. i don't now what else to say

what are they doing

Beautiful!!

Its fantastic

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