For centuries, artists have painted roses, usually depicting them as the regal flower, exquisitely designed by nature, and scented as a potion of love and desire. Roses also have their own protective thorns. When a man loves a woman, he gives her roses with the thorns removed symbolizing his personal desire to protect her.
Each color of the roses communicates a different mood, as red is love, and pink is happiness and the color of each painting gives itself away emotionally. Many artists who have painted flowers throughout the centuries were often associated by their flower—for example, Monet for his water lilies, Georgia O’Keeffe for her calla lilies, Van Gogh for his sunflowers, Andy Warhol for his experimental flowers, and Yuroz for his roses.
In this collection, Yuroz displays his master skills as a painter, taking the complexity of the rose and combining it with the structure of cubism. These beautifully intricate paintings showcase Yuroz as a powerful communicator of emotions using his paintbrush and color palettes as the empathetic tools.
Pulse of the Roses invites viewers to surrender to the vibration from the waves and movement in the painting. As Yuroz’s roses twirl, sending pulses of energy to viewers, they unwittingly echo the intensity and calm of their day’s experiences, allowing them to relive those emotions in safety and solitude.
“In improvising the subject of the rose with different compositions and color palettes, and the contrast in shades and light to create dimensionality and movement, I strive to create visual cues for viewers to allow the sensitivity and sensibility of the day’s experiences to surface in a safe environment. Not only is that an exhilarating experience, it truly demonstrates the power of the Art in contributing to human psyche,” exclaimed Yuroz.
Select paintings from this series were initially released at Art Stage Singapore 2017.