Red Rohall

"I look for funky roadside attractions. When I mix them with some intense light and a bit of chance and fate, things start happening for me and the paintbrush takes over."

For Red Rohall painting is always about light and how it informs the subject. His bright blue skies and striking highlights reveal this interest alongside buildings whose signs scream of human activity in paintings strangely deserted by people.

Taking photographs with a cheap disposable camera so as not to draw attention to himself, Rohall collects images of unique and unusual roadside architecture. He works directly on the canvas, never creating a sketch or study, building the surface with hundreds of layers of paint. When he is finished, altered light and angles make the painting and the original scene kindred only in spirit.

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