Details:

This vibrant painting has its roots in an argument the artist had with a friend. On the day of the confrontation, the artist “painted out” her angry emotions while beset by very harsh questions: “Do men grow with their minds? Do their bodies and minds grow together?”
Unframed

① Artwork:

Growth Spurt

This painting depicts a number of figures in exuberantly patterned clothes occupying a similarly patterned room. Ranging in age from very young to fully grown, there is a unity between the figures' appearance—including their posture and their outward gaze at the viewer. This vibrant painting has its roots in an argument the artist had with a friend. On the day of the confrontation, the artist “painted out” her angry emotions while beset by very harsh questions: “Do men grow with their minds? Do their bodies and minds grow together?”

Light and humorous, Sheena Rose’s work tackles concerns related to identity and affirmation. Many of the artist's compositions feature larger-than-life figures, and her work mimics classic patterns and colors from the seventies that purposely take up space.

Specs:

24 inches
20 inches

③ Artist:

Sheena Rose

Featuring larger-than-life athletes, lovers, and friends, Rose’s work tackles concerns related to identity and affirmation. The artist’s practice encompasses painting, drawing, performance art, new media and mixed media. Rose’s works are light and humorous, mimicking classic patterns and colors from the seventies that purposely take up space.

Sheena Rose:
Growth Spurt, 2022
Acrylic on canvas
20.0 × 24.0 inches /