Alayna Rose

Per l'avventura I, 2010
Mixed media on canvas
60 x 36 x 1.50 in
SKU: 11741c
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'Per l'avventura I' is an exquisite and colorful abstract painting signed by the American artist Alayna Rose. The painting is a quintessential example of her work, borrowing the language of the Abstract Expressionists imbued with the bright color palette of the twenty-first century. The composition is dominated by Frankenthaler-esque fields of green, magenta, yellow and white, each translucent and layered one atop the other. At the same time, scattered throughout these fields are small Twombly-like scribbles and glyphs urging to add semiological meaning to an otherwise non-representational work. The artist signed this piece in the lower left and also titled and dated it on the back. Some minor wear to corners of canvas edge.


Painting Size: 60" x 36"


Artist Bio:


Alayna Rose is a painter, jewelry designer and former illustrator. Her paintings are abstract, painterly, and in vibrant color. They teeter between figuration and pure non-representation, following in the legacy of the Abstract Expressionists of the mid-twentieth century. Indeed, she studied with Kenn Kwint, a nationally recognized Wisconsin painter, as well as Gary Rosine, former department chair of Cardinal Stritch University’s Visual Studies Program. She was also mentored by one of Wisconsin’s most celebrated sculptors - Mary Nohl. Her paintings and watercolors have been shown at several Midwestern institutions and she is represented by the David Barnett Gallery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Her fashion jewelry has been featured in exclusive boutiques from Hawaii to the East Coast. In 1987 she was featured as an outstanding new designer in Accessories Magazine. Her copper enameled designs have been exhibited in shows in New York City, Chicago and other major venues in the United States. Between 1990-2007 she was Vice President of a design company that specialized in illustrations for patent applications, trademarks and technical art.