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Rosson Crow

With all the energy and excess of youth, Rosson Crow (b. 1982, Dallas) makes paintings in which colours and forms are tumultuously telescoped while the depths are lost in a confusing abstraction. Her paintings are excessive and theatrical and resemble film sets, artificial arrangements bathed in the bright light of spotlights and deserted by the actors. Crow also presents historical interiors as well as artificial environments that she transforms into a projection plane in order to evoke a decadence that is alternately joyful and morbid.

Thus the title of Girl Happy (2007) refers to one of the Sixties comedies. The spectator is placed at a distance by the silhouettes of palm trees set against the light and is faced with a scene in which spatial indications are confounded and the foreground, through the colour of the paint, seems to be cracking open as if it were showing the collapse of a superficial vision.


  1. Rosson Crow Girl Happy, 2007

    Huile, émail et peinture à la bombe
    243,8 x 243,8 cm
    Collection Mudam Luxembourg
    Acquisition 2008
    © Photo : Rémi Villaggi

  1. Rosson Crow Parlor Room at White House, 2010

    Huile, acrylique et émail sur toile
    183 x 244 cm
    Collection Mudam Luxembourg
    Acquisition 2010
    © Photo : Rosson Crow

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