Interview: Rose Masterpol
Luca Curci talks with Rose Masterpol, winner of ARTIST OF THE MONTH – NOVEMBER 2021.
“My works emphasize multi-layered systems of abstraction within time and space. All of my paintings have a geometrical component, but also have an emotional relationship of meaning. The paintings are either from the gestural action painting part of my career (energetic, chaotic, free form) or the newer body of works that are narratives, a vocabulary if you will, of the “language of shape”. They are called “The Geometrix”. They are a shift and a departure from the gestural work, but also contain residual remnant styles, shape, thought and emotion from prior works. I design them digitally and then draw the shapes on the canvas, then the painting process begins. I have been a graphic designer for over 25 years – the two mediums have now become a collaboration, a marriage of the digital virtual world into a two-dimensional surface world. The source of imagery comes from the choreography of metamorphosing organic shapes which embody and influence a formal relationship between structure, form, movement, tension, transparency, hierarchy, flotation, breath and exhalation. They are a ligature between contemporary art and mid–20th-century design”.
Luca Curci – What’s your background? What is the experience that has influenced your work the most?
Rose Masterpol – My background is music and art. Mostly art as I chose it when I was in 11th grade. This would be my future. There is no one experience that I have had that influenced my work. I just have painted since I was very young and tried everything, different mediums, all subject matters, then I found that abstract painting/art spoke to me the most.
LC – Which subject are you working on?
RM – Right now I am continuing working on the Geometrix series. Very clean living shapes that relate to each other. Very colorful compositions.
LC – Which is the role the artist plays in society? And contemporary art?
RM – The role is to bring life, color, ideas and thought to our communities and to the world hopefully. To engage people and to uplift them. Sometimes to teach or bring light to something important. It is having a voice louder than most.
LC – Where do you find your inspiration?
RM – Everything, nature, mostly music, God, life in general.
LC – Do you think ITSLIQUID GROUP can represent an opportunity for artists?
RM – Absolutely, an artist needs a platform to get their work seen and into the world on some scale. ITSLIQUID is that kind of world platform.
LC – Did you enjoy cooperating with us?
RM – Yes, you guys are very cool, smart and important to the art world. And to the artists out there.