This painting, part of a series by the artist, depicts a figure caught in the act of writing as their thoughts visibly surround them. Different images cascade through the figure's mind, including their hands, the book they are writing in, and even their own place in time and space. Roesing's work frequently explores the creation of linguistic meaning in compositions that draw from the layout of informatics. The artist's slightly cartoonish figures verge on abstraction with their extended limbs and bizarre faces.
David Roesing's pastel-colored paintings employ layouts drawn from informatics to transform everyday scenes evocative of stock images. The artist's slightly cartoonish figures verge on abstraction with their extended limbs and bizarre faces. When Roesing incorporates language, he uses it like an object—part of the artist's exploration of both manufacturing and linguistic meaning.
David Roesing, an artist and writer, was born in Washington, D.C. in 1985. Roesing earned an MFA from Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York and a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island.
Exhibitions of Roesing's work have taken place at: PAGE(NYC) in New York City; King’s Leap in New York City; American Medium in New York City; Chin’s Push in Los Angeles, California; and Satellite Space in Los Angeles, California.
Roesing's artist book, Terror and the Narrative Tendency, is in the MOMA Libraries collection.
The artist lives in Brooklyn, New York.