Rosanna Marmont

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Rosanna Marmont - Fine Artist

 

biography

Born in rural New Zealand on a sheep and cattle farm, Rosanna Marmont immigrated with her
family to Canada at age thirteen. She studied at McGill University and Concordia University in
Montreal, acquiring a Bachelor of Fine Arts Majoring in Painting and Drawing in 2009. She
currently works from her studio in Tucson Arizona and exhibits her work primarily in Western
Canada. 
As an artist Rosanna Marmont seeks to give attention to that which we edit out from our
preferred vision the world around us. Most recently, she is known for her works that challenge
the romantic lens through which we perceive and cultivate the image of the west. She often
introduces uncomfortable elements or obstacles in her work in order to undress traditional ways
of seeing, perceiving, and interpreting. ‘I see my work as an artist to be as a truth seeker. To
point out that which is right in front of us, but that which we can no longer see because our idea
of the who we are and where we live has overwritten the reality.’ 

technique

Incorporating the natural grain and figure of various wood paneling, Marmont uses the
suggestions of her wood canvas as a starting point, drawing out an image using hundreds of
layers of diluted oil pigment. Her priority is to capture the mood and feeling of a place through
light and dark, colour and form. She tries to push the boundaries of traditional landscape
painting by using devices that direct or obstruct the viewers eye. The structure of her works
attempt a balance between ‘push’ and ‘pull’, between light and dark, beauty and ugliness, 
attraction and repulsion.