Urban Roses – oil and acrylic paintings

One day, more precisely speaking about 1992/93, I had got an idea to paint a rose with such a big, huge bloom, actually just wanted to paint the bloom only. Wanted to see a result right away, so painted one. Later my roses would become more urban.

The rose I painted in 2001 looked very urban… Too urban, I guess, or not urban at all. I could have seen a big influence of Mark Rothko in this painting, especially a background. Was it done coincidentally? I could not have analyzed whether this postmodernistic idea of mine was done for purpose or not, the fact is I have always hated postmodernism, or it was a tribute to this American painter.

In total about 30 roses were painted by me, in many colorways and sizes… Unfortunately not all my paintings have been presented here due a lack of photographs or bad quality photographs… Many rose paintings were just sold before I could have efforted a decent camera and could have taken any shots of them.

Urban Red Rose – oil on canvas – 81cm by 65cm – 1995
Urban Yellow Rose – oil on canvas – 73cm by 102cm – 2000