Astral Watchers (Limited Edition 1/10)
Rowland states, "As a painter, I have always been primarily interested in abstract surrealist painting. I was profoundly inspired by the Chilean master Roberto Matta, who’s paintings seemed to me like gateways to other dimensions in both the figurative and psychological sense. I became fascinated at how working with paint textures and layers allows images to seemingly emerge from the canvas—where forms, shapes and faces seem to appear from the shadows, like images we sometimes see in clouds. Anyone familiar with Matta's works knows how intriguing, mysterious, and evocative those surreal images are. For me, working with abstract and surreal painting is more about connecting with the imagination and the unconscious than the literal. Lately, I am fond of using “space and luminosity” as a metaphor for freedom, and exploring “depth and shadow” as a metaphor of our quest to find it." "My newest work is working directly with light—making paintings onto "digital film" instead of a canvas and "painting" with various light sources. I paint large high resolution images with light using a DSLR camera.
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