GALERIE D'AVIGNON
ART CONTEMPORAIN / CONTEMPORARY FINE ART

Bill
Rose


Born in 1952 in Newfoundland, he is among the first generation of Newfoundlanders who are also Canadian.Born in Freshwater, near Placentia his mother came from Argentia; a community transformed a decade earlier by the creation of the American air force base, Fort McAndrew.Rose’s art orbits the intersecting gravities of these three cultures (Newfoundland, Canadian and American), none of which is spared by his critical eye.

Bill Rose studied Art and Art Education at Memorial University of Newfoundland, The University of Ottawa and the Ottawa School of Art, Ontario, Canada. With solo and group shows in Canada, the U.S. and Germany, Bills work can be found in public and private collections in Canada, the U.S., Australia, Switzerland, Holland and Poland.

“My grid-based work is an amalgam of Pop Art, Photorealism, humour and social commentary. I am particularly interested in the work of Warhol, Freud, Morley and Chuck Close. I have been known to paint on different materials...coins, pop cans, books and pain tablets.”
For the past 25 years I have obsessively adhered to a
system of grids to form the basis of my painting and
drawing technique.
In my work I strive to make commentaries on a broad
spectrum of socio-political topics, including
environmentalism, patriotism, big business and the art
world itself. This is often done by employing unusual
materials, by juxtaposition of seemingly disparate
images or by overlaying traditionally painted images
with text."



Bill Rose - A Nation turns its lonely head to you ... (Joe Dimaggio) 2004

A Nation turns its lonely head to you ... (Joe Dimaggio) 2004

21 x 14 in.  
Technique mixte/Mixed media

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Bill Rose - BIKO

BIKO

18 x 42 in.  
Acrylique sur papier/ Acrylic on paper

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Bill Rose - Installation shot

Installation shot

1 x 1 in.  
installation shot

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Bill Rose - Installation  2

Installation 2

1 x 1 in.  
installation shot

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Bill Rose - Installation 3

Installation 3

1 x 1 in.  
installation shot

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Bill Rose - installation 3

installation 3

1 x 1 in.  
installation shot

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Bill Rose - Installation 4

Installation 4

1 x 1 in.  
installation shot

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Bill Rose - Blue Andy

Blue Andy

7 x 6 in.  
ink paper

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Bill Rose - Live at the Apollo

Live at the Apollo

9 x 16 in.  
ink paper

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Bill Rose - Cover Girls; Liz & Candi

Cover Girls; Liz & Candi

10 x 16 in.  
collage

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Bill Rose - Self Medicated

Self Medicated

10 x 9 in.  
Tylenol tablets

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Bill Rose - Rubber Soul #3

Rubber Soul #3

7 x 7 in.  
Oil/collage on foamcore

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Bill Rose - Towards A Recent History of Sacrilege

Towards A Recent History of Sacrilege

12 x 12 in.  
oil, collage on Album cover

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Bill Rose - Double Kleeman Sparkle

Double Kleeman Sparkle

20 x 32 in.  
Huile sur toile/Oil on canvas

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Bill Rose - Double Blackwell Honda

Double Blackwell Honda

20 x 32 in.  
Huile sur toile/Oil on canvas

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Bill Rose - Bob Dylan Meets Johnny Winter Out on Highway 61

Bob Dylan Meets Johnny Winter Out on Highway 61

12 x 12 in.  
oil, collage on Album cover

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Bill Rose - Marilyn meets John Lennon

Marilyn meets John Lennon

11 x 9 in.  
stamp pad ink on paper

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Bill Rose - detail, Marilyn meets John Lennon

detail, Marilyn meets John Lennon




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Bill Rose - Marilyn 2nd Phase

Marilyn 2nd Phase

24 x 20 in.  
Huile sur toile/Oil on canvas

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