John Rosewall is a self-taught artist living and working in Northeast Los Angeles. After beginning in the visual arts with documentary-style photography, and moving through a period of abstraction, he has returned to his roots in socially conscious figuration with paintings executed in an austere, simplified, realist style. Basing his work on photographs taken from a wide variety of sources or created in-studio with models, he distills the images into emblematic representations of violence, injustice, and oppression, with the aim of critiquing systems of power in the United States and abroad.

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