Pop-Surrealist, Micahel Rossiter, opened his third solo show at Salerno Gallery last week. The exhibition featured works from a 5 year period, demonstrating Rossiter’s move from structured geometrical work to playful landscapes filled with characters and movement.
Rossiter openly acknowledges that the shift in his work owes a lot to becoming a father during this period. The bright, fun and joyful paintings draw heavily on influences brought about through his 2 children. There is however an underlying sinister note to many of the works, perhaps inherent in any surrealist’s work, as they challenge the viewer’s concept of reality.
There was a nice turn out for opening night. Friends, family and general art lovers (like us) came along to have a peek. As always, Salerno gallery put on a great night and introduced another talented local artist.
The show continues until Sunday December 1st.