Over the Influence presents ‘Smoke and Mirrors’, LA-based artist Rosson Crow’s first solo show in Hong Kong.

Over the Influence presents Smoke and Mirrors, Rosson Crow’s first solo show in Hong Kong

OVER the Influence presents Smoke and Mirrors, LA-based artist Rosson Crow’s first solo show in Hong Kong. Creating vibrant paintings using different mediums including acrylic and photo-transfer, Rosson Crow’s work transports the viewer to surreal landscapes and interiors.

A key stylistic element of the exhibition is sweet acid-toned washes over photo transfers, which create a hallucinatory perspective in the corrosive colour palette. Her works command presence through both their scale and their theatrical nature. The texture of the paintings – drips and splashes of paint on the surface of the canvas – remind the viewer of the physical nature of the composition.

Over the Influence presents Smoke and Mirrors, LA-based artist Rosson Crow’s first solo show in Hong Kong

Smoke and Mirrors is an extension of Rosson Crow’s previous work, meaning the exhibition is rooted in Crow’s previous depictions of histories latent with nostalgia. Her new work appears to reflect the current anxieties surrounding the pandemic, economic collapse and environmental disaster. The surrealism of Crow’s work is concerned with depicting contemporary concerns while remembering the past.

Rosson Crow: Smoke and Mirrors, 2020.
Acrylic, spray paint, photo transfer and oil on canvas

by Kate Haselden

The exhibition is running from October 24 to November 21 from 11am to 7pm at Over the Influence, 159 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong

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