Rodney Durso. USA
A graphic designer by trade, Durso’s work is grounded in a strong sense of graphic organization, color, type and imagery, but also thrives by not having the rigid, practical constraints of his former design practice. He finds freedom in the unstructured and uses nonsensical bits of text, symbols, blobs of color and collage without purpose beyond eliciting feeling. Naming each piece is an important part of Rodney’s process. The words come from what he sees and senses in the work, with recurring themes of self-reflection. He works in collage and acrylic on paper and canvas as well as photo transfer on a variety of surfaces.