Artist Alfred Rosanes

Alfred Rosanes is a multi-faceted artist based in the South Bay. His work is reflective of his views on the aesthetics of beauty and the different ways this can be expressed. After growing up in the Philippines and arriving in Southern California he explored music, painting, and the culinary arts – eventually graduating from Le Cordon Bleu. The appreciation he developed for the complexities of taste, texture, and color can be seen in his paintings today. His visual umami is relative to the viewer with the knowledge that one’s life journey and experiences add the final element.

24X36
, Acrylic

Rona Lisa

During quarantine I was pretty much trying to think of things to paint, and I recalled how much I used to paint the Mona Lisa when I was a kid. This is an homage to the young kid inside of me. The bees in the painting symbolize the admiration and vitality of her beauty. The yellow beans in the background symbolize joy, love and warmth. Overall this piece is a very sentimental portrayal of my childhood and an evocation of my admiration for beauty and joy.

24X36
, Acrylic

I Don’t Give A Quack

I always love ducks and how regal, yet quirky they can be portrayed in movies or cartoons. I was inspired about what’s next for 2020 in this piece, like the floating eggs on how weary it is and fragile things are at the moment, yet the duck as the subject is confident and just being him/herself no matter what happens next. The pink clouds were inspired by cotton candy, and the red glare of the sun is an inspiration from the sunsets we’ve been having during these wildfires. I was also inspired by the “virgin of the rocks” by Leonardo da Vinci in the composition of this artwork.

24X36
, Acrylic

Ceric

This piece is storytelling of love lost, once upon a time I met someone named Ceric and I thought I was in love. Things were great and we made some beautiful memories together, then things didn’t work out the way we wanted it to be, we moved on. However, this piece is a benchmark, or an artifact rather, than what it feels like to be in love with somebody. This piece is abstract, it took me so many years to finish this piece since I’ve been very fickle with every single thing I’d like to evoke in this painting.

This artists work is also featured in the Long Beach ArtWalk Magazine Fall Issue. The magazine can be downloaded or purchased in print here.