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About Rosemarie Auberson
Rosemarie Auberson is a painter whose work combines collage, painting and drawing. Her work is purely abstract, sometimes more illustrative, but plays with the interaction of the surface with colors and texture, the full and empty. She collaborates with designers and brands such as Hermès and Rachel Comey. In parallel, she works as an art director. Born in Switzerland, she is based and works in Paris, France.
"Process is everything for me as a painter. There has always been this game going on in my practice of balancing negative space and structure, which I love. I tend to use differing fabrics that I sew together to allow my paintings take a breath when they need to. I try to include everything I can within a canvas without overwhelming myself, as well as the viewer. For these works, I focused on the interaction with the viewer of the painting, as I want my audience feel involved. For example, when I write something within a canvas, make a mark, use a color, sew, or let my work roll around my studio floor, I'm interacting. I'm trying to convey an honesty by showing you the bones of this painting, as well as my process, and not just what's on the surface.” - Jonni Cheatwood
1995-1999, École supérieure d’Arts Appliqués Duperré DSAA Mode et Environnement Art direction, graphic design, trends analysis, concept development and brand development
1994-1995, Université de Genève Histoire, critique et conservation de l’art
SELECTED SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2015, "Don't Lift Your Heroes Up So High" Palabra, Phoenix, AZ
2014, "Alysian" Prohibition Gallery, Culver City, CA
2013, "Paint It Black" Dirty Laundry, Los Angeles
2013, "New City Studios Presents" New City Studios, Phoenix, AZ
2012, "Glory & Consequence" Artlink A.E. England Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
2012, "Movement_:2" Foco Gallery, Portland, OR
November 2016, "Le Local Madame, le spot cool à Saint-Ouen où dénicher de la déco," French Vogue
As part of her newest project, French interior designer Clarisse Demorry reshaped Le Locale Madame, a coveted space in the celebrated flea markets of Saint-Ouen just north of Paris. When asked about her favorite exhibited aspects of the Le Locale Madame, she draws attention to Auberson’s delicate pastels and acrylics. Demorry curates a space both the casual Parisian flaneur and the serious flea market shopper alike will enjoy, particularly in making use of Auberson’s ephemeral and dreamlike work.
2015, "Rosemarie Auberson," Apiece Apart
For this series, inspired by our Spring/Summer 15 collection, she explains she was drawn toward creating abstractly simple forms, “dark blues, earth tones, and the [idea of] movements in the wind and sea." We’re drawn toward the delicacy of Auberson’s work, what it quietly conveys in its understated and dreamy aesthetic.
July 2012, "Off the Shelf: 'Ellsworth Kelly, Tablet: 1948-1973," New York Times Blog
With works displayed everywhere from Hermès catalogues to chic Japanese restaurants and, most currently Rachel Comey dresses, Rosemarie Auberson’s “dreamy landscape collages” and her refined drawings evoke a particular sense of minimalist beauty. In her interview with the New York Times Blog, she discusses drawing inspiration from Ellsworth Kelly, especially the only partially conceived musings in his sketchbooks.
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Red and Pink