American artist Danny Joe Rose III explores the limits of abstraction with his colourful work.
Rose doesn't limit himself to a single medium, creating with oil paint, pastels, collage, paper, latex, and even enamel on wood. We especially love the acrylic and latex collages in his series "Gust." These works are small, simple, and compositionally brilliant. Their playful layering reveals the order of assemblage, hinting at their process and materiality. The subtle shadows that are created when one piece stacks on top of another brings an impressive level of depth to these flat colourscapes.
Danny Joe Rose III's compositions bring to mind a puzzle trying to be solved, and each work has an endless number of combinations. As he works his way through each series, he pushes himself to find all possibilities.