|Rosa Zangenberg (1995, Copenhagen, Denmark)
The face, what a horror. A combination of holes and bulges that our minds cannot resist and, possibly, the strongest communication tool we have. I scrutinise its holes and bumps and I fold them out like a topographic map on an arbitrary canvas, whether flat or hilly. By doing so, I aim to emphasize the absurdity of distinguishing between portraiture and the landscape in the painting, as the face, in essence, is a lunar landscape. This facial constellation of holes’ powerful presence, whether for the good or for the bad, should not be taken for granted. Often starting from my own face, this exploration is never-ending.
Mental breakdown AF2023oil pastel on canvas, cotton wool28x40x18 cm
Etruscan girl & Jeff2022 & 2023oil paint and oil crayons on canvas, MDF, cotton wool & oil pastel and oil paint on canvas, cotton wool, MDF,79 x 121 x 4 cm & 75 x 121 x 4 cm
Green eyed monster2022oil paint and oil crayons on canvas, MDF, cotton wool79x51x6 cm