Going BananasDiana Rosa
Acrylic painting on Stretched canvas
Painting wraps around edges
Ready to hang
Signed on front and back
24 " h x 48 " w x 1.5 " d |6 lbs. 0 oz.
My abstract paintings are visual records of nature’s cycles of growth and decay. It has a biomorphic shape; natural in origin, simple and voluptuous. I combine the random actions of painting with controlled, deliberate mark-making to describe each form, which is often human, floral, abstract or plantlike in structure. The energy and application of the surface is important as I build multiple layers of rich pigments and I feel that it is important to be spontaneous and raw.
Lighthearted and jovial by nature, Diana’s contemporary paintings depict people in varied scenarios of indulgence. Whether it is a quiet moment alone in the woods, or a tantalizing rendezvous in the tub, Diana creates private moments in carefree or comedic ways. Her narratives often include humorous sexual tension between unlikely bedfellows, enough to elicit a chuckle from even the most stoic art lover. “I create a visual dialogue where everything is possible and magic is the queen,” says Diana. “[There is] a subtle injection of ambiguity that blurs the gap between the ordinary and the fantastic. The background of this sub-world appears to be transformed into an innocent children’s fantasy that almost looks like a dream.”