Shala Rosa

"By stepping into the fields of the unknown and possibility we surrender ourselves to the creative mind that orchestrates the dance of the universe."

Ageing Leda in the Turkish bath, 2015 - Oil on canvas 71 x 60 in.

The compositions of Shala Rosa are inspired by Andre Breton, Sigmund Freud and Dante Alighieri and deal with themes of human nature and the subconscious. She paints her deepest thoughts on canvas in an attempt to shed light on her inner self, searching through what she calls the "Awaken Subconscious " and interpreting her emotional reaction to the world's beauty and falsity in a search of universal truths.

Canadian-American artist, Shala Rosa was born in 1953 in Toronto and moved with her family to the USA at age two, where she has lived in Southern California ever since. Shala spent fifteen years in Europe, studying art with a strong desire to realize her dreams. She attended the Kunst Academy in Düsseldorf, Germany, and holds a BFA degree from the Institute European in Florence, Italy, as well as another BA in Italian Theatre. Back in the United States, the artist attended school for three more degrees, in Technical Production & Fashion Design (major, Costume and historical design) as well as French language, in Southern California, Saddleback College & IVC.

Ms. Rosa has participated in dozens of individual and group shows most invited by prestigious organizations among them, the Museum of the Americas in Florida, USA including in Spain, Italy (a work was acquired by the Museo Civico di Abano Terme, Padua); Austria, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, United States, Dubai, etc.

Breton & the revolution of the mind, 2008 - Oil on canvas - Oil on canvas 25 x 26 in.
Freedom to roam aboard, 2012 - Oil on canvas 71 x 55 in.
Communicating with "the Council of Trent.C.1687”, 2013 - Oil on canvas 71 x 55 in.
Dante. Divine comedy, Inferno. Canto-5, 2014 - Oil on canvas 50 x 50 in.

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