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Clare Rosean

Chicago, Illinois

Artist Statement

My drawings and paintings are visual narratives that illustrate personal and collective anxiety, as well as social tension through characters and archetypal imagery. The characters that populate my drawings are often faced with a dilemma, or in anticipation of some unknown doom. Borrowing from the tradition of comic art and late medieval painting, my work is cartoon like and playful with space and perspective. The setting is often urban, because my work is about people and their estrangement from each other. My drawings are not about process- it is the finished piece that tells the story of human mistrust and intrigue.

Artist Biography

Clare Rosean is a Chicago based artist whose drawings are inspired by anxiety and dreamwork. She received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2010 and her MFA from the University of Chicago in 2012. She shows at the Zg Gallery and has work at the University of Illinois and various private collections.



© Clare Rosean

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