Stained Fiction by Thom Rossino

Curator’s Statement

Whimsical illustrative magic happens in Thom Rossino’s world.  Thom allows flowing random patterns of nature to initiate the direction of his pen and ink drawings.  In a Zen like manner, the coffee stains inspire his shapes, forms, characters, and compositions.

The results yield highly creative beings living in fantasy worlds.  They delight the viewer with their unique character and richly toned shades.

Like his own personality, Thom Rossino creates fun and imaginative art.

 

Artist Statement

This series of work has been an exercise in expression and the abstract imagination.  In creating this body of work, one interprets the image from the canvas into something congruent.  Inspired by the Rorschach Ink Blots, this is an experiment into the visual sub-conscious.

Thom Rossino has created art throughout his life.  Creating as a chameleon in his non-traditional pen & ink style, one of his goals as an artist is to push the imagination of the mind in a conceptual, surreal, and abstract way.

“Stained Fiction” is the most current series in Thom Rossino’s ever evolving style as a visual artist.  To see more of his work, go to his artist website at http://www.thomrossino.com

“There are a lot of ideas out there, and they are all up for grabs…all one has to do is reach up in the air and grab one!”

– excerpt from an idea

 1.2headsheart22_coffee_2014

2 heads, 1 Heart

16″ x 12″

$150.

2.Between the lines_dodging bullets_coffee_2014

Between the Lines (Dodging Bullets)

16″ x 12″

$400.

3.Man vs. Nature_trees_coffee_2014

Man & Nature

9″ x 12″

$150.

4.hearts_coffee_2014

Hearts

9″ x 12″

$150.

5.Glyph_coffee_2014

Glyph

16″ x 12″

$400.

6.heavy feet_coffee_2014

Heavy Feet

12″ x 16″

$150.

7.jesus lizard_coffee_2014

Jesus Lizard

12″ x 16″

$150.

8.meeting people is easy_coffee_2014

Meeting People is Easy

12″ x 16″

$150.

9.october_coffee_2014

October

12″ x 16″

$400.

10.puppet_color_coffee_2014

Puppet Master

16″ x 12″

$150.

11.samari_coffee_2014

Samuari Warrior

12″ x 16″

$150.

12.Not yet_coffee_2015

Not Yet…

16″ x 12″

$400.

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Stained Fiction by Thom Rossino

Curator’s Statement

Whimsical illustrative magic happens in Thom Rossino’s world.  Similar to last week’s virtual gallery artist, Thom Rossino allows flowing random patterns of nature to initiate the direction of his pen and ink drawings.  In a Zen like manner, the coffee stains inspire his shapes, forms, characters, and compositions.

The results yield highly creative beings living in fantasy worlds.  They delight the viewer with their unique character and richly toned shades.

Like his own personality, Thom Rossino creates fun and imaginative art.

Artist Statement

This series of work has been an experiment in pure expression and the imagination.  In creating this body of work, I would spray coffee stains onto a canvas, then after visualizing the marks the stains made, I would interpret the canvas into something congruent.  Inspired by psychology and the Rorschach Ink Blots, pure imagination is required in this exercise into the sub-conscious.  The results were so positive, I continue to create them and eventually wish to show the complete series.

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 Thom Rossino has been a working artist for the last 10 years.  Showing in Cleveland, he continues to push the imagination of the mind in a surreal, conceptual, abstract style.

2headsheart22_coffee_2014

2 heads, 1 Heart

16″ x 12″

$150.

buddah2_color_coffee_2014

Buddah

18″ x 13″

$150.

color_hearts_coffee_2014

Hearts

9″ x 12″

$150.

color_trees_coffee_2014

Man & Nature

9″ x 12″

$150.

heavy feet_coffee_2014

Heavy Feet

12″ x 16″

$150.

jesus lizard_coffee_2014

Jesus Lizard

12″ x 16″

$150.

meeting people is easy_coffee_2014

Meeting People is Easy

12″ x 16″

$150.

october_coffee_2014

October

12″ x 16″

$150.

puppet_color_coffee_2014

Puppet Master

16″ x 12″

$150.

samari_coffee_2014

Samuari Warrior

12″ x 16″

$150.