john rosewall

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Introduction I am a self-taught artist living and working in Northeast Los Angeles. After beginning in the visual arts with documentary-style photography, and moving through a period of abstraction, I have returned to my roots in socially conscious figuration with paintings executed in an austere, simplified, realist style. Basing my work on photographs taken from a wide variety of sources or created in-studio with models, I distill the images into emblematic representations of violence, injustice, and oppression, with the aim of critiquing systems of power in the United States and abroad.