Speaking Shapes, mixed media on canvas
Ring Leader, mixed media on canvas
Alga Rhythm, mixed media on canvas, 68 x 60 inches
Aurora, acrylic & oil stick on canvas, 64 x 56 inches
Star Trail, acrylic & oil stick on canvas, 62 x 52 inches
American born artist Rose Masterpol has worked for decades as a contemporary abstract painter. Her work is distinctive and ever-evolving because of her vast array of talents. From poetry to her musical abilities, graphic design career to sculpture and landscape photography, all feed her creativity into painting in a series format. Masterpol’s work is the language of non-objective, organic and pure painting. Her work consists of abstract shapes, lines, instinct, intuition made from either acrylic or oil on large canvases. She is larger than life as are her works. Often poetic with unrivaled breadth and depth, always strong and boldly colored—the work is uncanny and perfectly balanced. Fans and collectors alike are perplexed by the myriad of deeply passionate and powerful works in which she can take abstraction to so many complex levels. Her technical approach changes to the mood and flow of the next thing that emerges on a new canvas at any given time. Her abstractions stream from De Stijl to Fauvism to expressionism to the pure abstract realm. Masterpol’s inspiration since a child has been from the New York school of painters, Pollock, de Kooning, Kline and Motherwell, to name a few.
Masterpol is self-taught which lends to a naked and raw untainted work of art. There are no limitations for her allowing her work to constantly progress. She graduated from CalArts with a BFA in graphic design and has worked in many ad agencies in Los Angeles. Still today, ranking as a creative director to a few clients, she is working as a full-time painter. And—in between design and painting, she always has a camera in her hands ready for the next great shot.